Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
Issued at 3:48 AM EDT on Monday 27 Mar 2017.
Regions affected by this warning
- WEST AND SOUTH GIPPSLAND
- SOUTH WEST
- NORTH CENTRAL
- EAST GIPPSLAND
- NORTH EAST
A weakening cold front will cross Victoria overnight, clearing eastern districts Wednesday morning.
Strengthening northerly winds ahead of a cold front crossing Victoria on Monday.
DAMAGING WINDS, northerly averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 km/h are expected to develop from the west during Monday morning ahead of a squally west to southwesterly change reaching the west later in the morning, central districts in the early afternoon and Gippsland later in the afternoon.
Wind gusts of 100km/h are possible in elevated and coastal areas, particularly near and immediately following the change.
Wind gusts of 100km/h are also possible with thunderstorms in central and eastern parts during the afternoon.
Winds are expected to rapidly ease an hour or two after change.
Locations which may be affected include Warrnambool, Seymour, Maryborough, Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne, Traralgon and Bairnsdale.
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.