Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Mallee, Wimmera, Northern Country, North Central, North East, Central and West and South Gippsland forecast districts
Issued at 11:03 pm EDT on Saturday 28 February 2015.
A cold front has moved through to eastern Victoria and should clear the State around dawn on Sunday.
The Severe Weather Warning for the Mallee, Wimmera, Northern Country, North Central, North East, Central and West and South Gippsland forecast districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
Maximum wind gusts reported around 8pm to 9pm this evening were:- 131 km/h at Fawkner Beacon, 128 km/h at St Kilda, 126 km/h at Melton and 122 km/h at Melbourne airport. There were many other recordings across western and central Victoria above 90 km/h but to the east gusts have been lower.
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.