Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the South West and West and South Gippsland forecast districts
Issued at 3:46 pm EST on Monday 21 April 2014.
A high pressure system is over the Tasman Sea. A cold front approaching western Victoria will move across Victoria during Tuesday.
Damaging winds around 50 km/h with gusts of around 90 km/h are forecast for parts of the South West and West and South Gippsland forecast districts this evening and overnight.
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 11:00 pm EST Monday.
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.