Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
Issued at 4:45 AM EST on Wednesday 26 Apr 2017.
Regions affected by this warning
- WEST AND SOUTH GIPPSLAND
- SOUTH WEST
- NORTH CENTRAL
- EAST GIPPSLAND
- NORTHERN COUNTRY
- NORTH EAST
A weakening cold front will cross Victoria overnight, clearing eastern districts Wednesday morning.
A strong cold front over central Victoria will rapidly cross the remainder of the State this morning. West to northwesterly winds will shift colder southwesterly behind the front, and tend strong and squally near the coast. Isolated thunderstorms are a risk near and following the front, particularly across southern and mountain areas and should clear from the west by the early afternoon.
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60-70 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 km/h are possible near thunderstorms. Squalls of 70-80 km/h are a risk for the South West, Central and West and South Gippsland districts near coastal areas in southerly winds, extending to coastal East Gippsland during the afternoon. Winds will gradually ease from the west by early evening.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Mallee district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
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.
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.