Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory and parts of South Coast, Southern Tablelands and South West Slopes Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:55 pm Saturday, 18 December 2021.

VIGOROUS NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ABOUT THE SOUTHERN RANGES

Weather Situation: Strong northwesterly winds are expected to develop over the southern ranges ahead of a strong cold front moving across southeastern Australia on Sunday.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are likely for parts of the Snowy Mountains, Southern Tablelands and South Coast developing during Sunday morning.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 125 km/h are likely for Alpine areas above 1900m developing during Sunday morning.

These conditions should generally ease during Sunday evening.

Locations which may be affected include Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass,Thredbo, Cooma, Braidwood and Goulburn.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.