Severe Weather Warning

IDV28000

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

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

Issued at 10:17 pm EST on Monday 28 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A northwesterly airstream will strengthen over Victoria overnight as a cold front crosses the Bight to approach the southwest of the Sate early Tuesday. The front will then slip away to the southeast across southwestern Victoria and Bass Strait during Tuesday, with strong to gale force north to northwesterly winds across southern districts slowly contracting east during the day.

Damaging winds around 55 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are forecast to develop overnight and during Tuesday about the ranges and over coastal areas of the southern districts. The strong to gale force northwesterly winds will slowly moderate from the west later in the day.

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 am EST Tuesday.

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.