Severe Weather Warning

IDV28000

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the North East, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts

Issued at 9:56 am EST on Thursday 30 July 2015.

Weather Situation

A cold front is expected to reach southwest Victoria on Thursday afternoon then extend to central areas in the evening and the far east by early Friday morning.

DAMAGING WINDS around 60 km/h with peak gusts of 95 km/h are forecast for mostly elevated and exposed coastal parts of the North East, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts during the remainder of today. Winds will moderate following the passage of a cold front tonight.

Melbourne airport recorded a gust of 89 km/h around 0730 this morning.

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 EST Thursday.

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.