Blizzard conditions forecast

Issued at 10:46 am EST on Sunday June 22 2014.

A severe weather warning for damaging winds and blizzard conditions for people in the Snowy Mountains forecast district has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Damaging winds and blizzard conditions are expected to develop over the southern ranges during Monday.

A vigorous frontal system will cross New South Wales during Monday. Northwesterly winds will strengthen during the day, with gales developing about higher parts of the Snowy Mountains district from late morning. Snow will also develop over the Alpine area in the west of the Snowy Mountains during Monday afternoon, leading to blizzard conditions.

Damaging winds around 60 km/h with peak gusts of 90 km/h are forecast for parts of the Snowy Mountains forecast district. Alpine areas above 1900m may experience winds averaging 80 km/h with gusts to around 110 km/h.

Blizzard conditions are forecast to develop during Monday for parts of the Snowy Mountains forecast district above 1400m.

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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