Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the North East, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts
Issued at 9:48 pm EST on Tuesday 30 September 2014.
A cold front has now cleared the east of the State this evening and winds will continue to moderate over the next 6 hours.
DAMAGING WINDS around 50 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are forecast for elevated parts of the North East, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts and exposed parts of the Gippsland coast.
The Severe Weather Warning for the Wimmera, North Central, South West and Central forecast districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
Highest wind gusts so far today: 122km/h at Wilsons Promontory, 111km/h at Mt Gellibrand, 109km/h at Frankston and Kilmore Gap, 107km/h at Fawkner Beacon.
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 am EST Wednesday.
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.