Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the North East, South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts
Issued at 5:00 am EST on Tuesday 3 May 2016.
A strong cold front will move through the State today. Northwesterly winds will increase ahead of the change before turning westerly behind the front and easing later.
North to northwesterly winds around 60 km/h with DAMAGING peak gusts of 90 - 100 km/h are forecast for the South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts and parts of the North East forecast district during today, mainly over the coast and elevated areas. Gusts may reach 110km/h over the Alpine area. The damaging winds will develop in the South West during the early morning before extending eastwards during the remainder of the morning. Wind gradually easing from the west during the afternoon.
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 am EST Tuesday.
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.