Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Central Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains, South West Slopes, Riverina, Lower Western and parts of Hunter, Southern Tablelands, North West Slopes and Plains, Upper Western and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:42 am Sunday, 29 May 2022.

Damaging wind gusts developing overnight and extending east during Monday.

Weather Situation: A low pressure system over the Great Australian Bight and associated cold front will strengthen as they move eastwards.

Strong winds averaging 50 to 60 km/h with DAMAGING WINDS GUSTS in excess of 90 km/h with showers and thunderstorms are likely over the far west of New South Wales from early Monday morning, reaching the Great Dividing Range by Monday afternoon.

DAMAGING WINDS will extend east to the coast during Monday evening.

Locations which may be affected include Orange, Tamworth, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Deniliquin, Cobar and Broken Hill.

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.