Severe Weather Warning


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 3:23 pm EST on Sunday 31 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A cold front forecast to reach western Victoria early Monday will cross central districts during Monday afternoon and clear eastern districts Monday night. Freshening north to northwesterly winds are likely to reach gale force over Alpine areas ahead of the front. Winds will ease as they shift west to southwesterly following the front.

Damaging winds around 70 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast for Alpine parts (above 1200 metres elevation) of the North East and West and South Gippsland forecast districts.

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 Sunday.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's website at or call 1300-659-217*.

The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.