Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 6:38 pm Thursday, 7 April 2022.

Squally easterly winds about western slopes of the southern ranges.

Weather Situation: Vigorous easterly flow under a strong inversion is expected to produce DAMAGING WINDS on the downslope side of the southern ranges.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 55 to 65 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are likely about the western slopes of the southern ranges this evening.

Winds are expected to ease around midnight.

Locations which may be affected include Charlotte Pass, Thredbo, Cabramurra, Selwyn, Adaminaby and Khancoban.

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.