The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for parts of Southern NSW.
As the ridge weakens a cold front preceded by warm, strong and gusty northwesterly winds will move through the state during Wednesday and Thursday, followed by another front on Friday. Behind the second front another high is expected to move near the Bight gradually extending a ridge across the state.
Damaging winds around 60 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast to develop in Lower Western, Upper Western and Alpine districts Wednesday morning and extend to the Illawarra, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes, Riverina, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory forecast districts and parts of the Metropolitan, Hunter, South Coast and Central West Slopes & Plains forecast districts Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Alpine Peaks may experience winds around 90 km/h with peak gusts around 150 km/h.
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.