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 10:41 pm EST on Friday 31 July 2015.
A cold front will reach southwestern districts overnight, and then extend through eastern districts during the afternoon. Winds are expected to strengthen ahead of the change then moderate behind the change.
DAMAGING WINDS around 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are forecast to develop overnight or early Saturday morning over elevated parts of the North East, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts. Winds will moderate in the afternoon.
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 Saturday.
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.