Severe Weather Warning

IDV28000

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

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

Issued at 4:17 pm EST on Monday 25 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A strong front crossing the State will clear eastern Victoria overnight with the next front expected to cross Victoria Tuesday night.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast to accompany the front this afternoon and evening across the Wimmera, South West, Central and North Central and parts of the North East, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts. Wind gusts around 110 km/h are possible about Alpine areas tonight.

Wind gusts 90 to 100 km/h are also expected over the same districts Tuesday night with the next front.

Wind gusts this afternoon: Mt William 106km/h at 4.15pm, Cape Nelson 100km/h 2.09pm, Mt Gellibrand 98km/h 4.06pm, Casterton 93km/h at 2.43pm.

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 11:00 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.