Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts
Issued at 2:30 pm EST on Monday 3 August 2015.
A deep low pressure system is south of Tasmania and will move steadily eastwards today. A very cold and unstable southwesterly airstream is affecting Victoria, easing from the west.
The Severe Weather Warning for the South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
Highest wind gusts overnight were Wilsons Promontory 137km/h, Cape Otway 109km/h and Mount William 97km/h.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- Keep clear of fallen power lines.
- Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
- Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
- Beware of fallen trees or debris on the road.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
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.