Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the North East, South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts
Issued at 10:00 pm EST on Tuesday 3 May 2016.
A strong cold front over southeastern Victoria will move away to the east tonight.
The Severe Weather Warning for the North East, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
The strongest wind gusts recorded in Victoria today up until 9:30pm this evening were;
Wilsons Promontory - 122 km/h
Mt Hotham - 121 km/h
Mt Buller and Mt Gellibrand - 113 km/h
Mt William - 111 km/h
Aireys Inlet - 109 km/h
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- Keep clear of fallen power lines.
- Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
- Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
- Beware of fallen trees or debris on the road.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300-659-217*.
The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.