People in parts of the South Coast and Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts have been warned to brace for destructive winds.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning this morning, stating that vigorous west to southwesterly winds are expected over the far southern NSW coast and adjacent ranges on Thursday with the passage of a front.
“Damaging winds, possibly averaging above 60 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 km/h are forecast to develop early Thursday morning,” the warning reads.
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“Winds are expected to ease during Thursday evening.”
Locations which may be affected include Eden, Bega, Bombala and Merimbula.
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.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid on 131 388, or Endeavour Energy on 131 003 or Essential Energy on 132 080, as shown on your power bill.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am AEST Thursday.