The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds.
A cold front will skim across southern NSW on Tuesday, accompanied by increasing westerly winds.
Damaging winds, averaging 60 to 70 km/h, with gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are possible during Tuesday afternoon.
Locations which may be affected include Bowral, Goulburn, Nowra, Cooma, Bredbo, Adaminaby, Nimmitabel 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.
The next severe weather warning will be issued by 11:00pm on Monday.