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 9:41 pm EDT on Sunday 23 November 2014.
A low pressure trough and associated cold front will rapidly cross the State from the west on Monday. North to northwesterly winds will strengthen over the eastern ranges during Monday afternoon.
DAMAGING WINDS around 60 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are forecast for Monday afternoon and evening, for higher parts of the North East, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts.
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 EDT 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.