Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for VIC

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

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Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in Central, South West, North Central, Wimmera and parts of East Gippsland, Mallee, Northern Country, North East and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:22 pm Friday, 17 August 2018.

Cold and squally winds developing across the weekend.

Northerly winds are expected to strengthen ahead of a cold front that will cross Victoria Friday night and Saturday morning.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 100 km/h are expected to develop over Alpine areas of eastern Victoria during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Local showers and thunderstorms will possibly produce damaging wind gust of around 90 km/h over parts of western and central Victoria during Saturday afternoon.

Strong wind gusts are likely to persist into Sunday through parts of central and eastern Victoria, particularly about the coast and ranges.

Locations which may be affected include Horsham, Warrnambool, Bendigo, Maryborough, Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne.

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;


The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Friday.

Warnings are 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 warnings being broadcast regularly.

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