A severe weather warning issued for parts of the ACT has been cancelled.
Earlier today, the Bureau of Meteorology said to expect damaging winds expected in higher terrain in the capital on Wednesday morning.
"A low pressure system is centred south of the Bight, while a high lies over the Tasman Sea. Between these systems, vigorous winds have been affecting south-east Australia," the bureau said.
"Conditions have eased temporarily, but are expected to deteriorate on Friday and Saturday.
The bureau said the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
Gusts averaging 60 to 70 km/h were forecast for the mountain regions.
In the city, windy conditions were forecast with gusts of between 30 to 45 km/h predicted.
Conditions are likely to deteriorate on Friday and Saturday, and emergency services have advised people to protect their belongings.
People should move their vehicles under cover or away from trees and secure or put away loose items around houses and yards.
Meteorologist Melody Sturm said 15 to 25mm could be on its way for the higher terrain in the west.
Ms Sturm said blizzards could occur on Saturday.
For those planning a trip to the snow this weekend, Ms Sturm said Sunday could be the best option. However, it was still likely to be windy.
"We still see showers possible in the alpine region on Sunday too, including snow showers," Ms Sturm said.
Rain was predicted for the ACT for most of the rest of the week, predicted to clear on Sunday.
The BOM reports that a complex low pressure system over the Southern Ocean will move slowly east this week.
A series of associated troughs will bring surges of westerly winds across the state, initially on Wednesday, with a second expected later in the week and into the weekend, the BOM reports.
Damaging winds are forecast for the ACT and alpine district, extending to areas of the Southern Tablelands during the afternoon.
The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has recommended that back country travel be postponed until condition improve.
The BOM has warned that the issues which may be affected include Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass, Captains Flat, Jindabyne, Mount Ginini and Cabramurra.
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