Damaging winds forecast for Snowy Mountains forecast district

Issued at 2:45 pm EST on Monday 26 May 2014.

A strong frontal system and associated rain band will cross New South Wales during Tuesday.

Damaging winds around 65 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast for parts of the Snowy Mountains forecast district during Tuesday. Alpine areas above 1900m may experience winds averaging 80 km/h with peak gusts around 130 km/h from overnight tonight.

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 clear of fallen power lines.

For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.

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