Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts
Issued at 10:20 am EST on Monday 3 August 2015.
A deep low pressure system is south of Tasmania and will move steadily eastwards today. A very cold and unstable southwesterly airstream is affecting Victoria.
DAMAGING WINDS around 60 km/h with peak gusts of 90 km/h are forecast for parts of the West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts, particularly about coastal and elevated areas. Conditions easing later this afternoon from the west
The Severe Weather Warning for the South West forecast district has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
Highest wind gusts overnight were Wilsons Promontory 137km/h, Cape Otway 109km/h and Mount William 97km/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.
- 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.
The next warning will be issued by 5:00 pm EST Monday.
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.