Severe Weather Warning


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 11:10 am EST on Monday 25 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A strong cold front over the Bight will rapidly cross the State during the afternoon and evening.

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

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 Monday.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at or call 1300-659-217*.

The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.