Severe Weather Warning


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 10:30 am EDT on Friday 27 March 2015.

Weather Situation

A complex low pressure system over Bass Strait will reach the east of Tasmania tonight.

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.

Wilsons Promontory recorded a gust to 90 km/h at 10am.

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.

The next warning will be issued by 5:00 pm EDT Friday.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at or call 1300-659-217*.

The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.