Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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 10:46 am EST on Tuesday 26 July 2016.
A cold front south of the Bight will move rapidly eastwards on Tuesday, crossing Victoria on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. North to northwesterly winds will strengthen ahead of the front late Tuesday afternoon and evening.
DAMAGING WINDS around 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 km/h will redevelop late Tuesday afternoon and evening over parts of the Wimmera, North Central, North East, South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts. Elevated areas are most at risk. Wind gusts around 110km/h are possible over Alpine areas.
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 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.