Severe Weather Warning

IDV28000

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

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

Issued at 10:51 am EST on Thursday 30 June 2016.

Weather Situation

Strong northerly winds are expected on Thursday ahead of a cold front which will cross the State this afternoon and evening.

DAMAGING WINDS around 60 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast for parts of the North East, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts.

Highest wind gusts recorded to 10.45am include:

87 km/h at Falls Creek at 10.40am

85 km/h at Mount Buller at 7.40am

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 Thursday.

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.