Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for VIC

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Severe Weather Warning
for Damaging Winds

for parts of East Gippsland, North East and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts.

Issued at 8:32 pm Tuesday, 22 September 2020.

WINDY CONDITIONS OVER ALPINE AREAS, EASING EARLY ON WEDNESDAY

Weather Situation
A cold front has crossed Victoria.
DAMAGING WINDS for the following areas:
East Gippsland, North East and West and South Gippsland
DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 to 100 km/h about elevated areas (above 1200m) of the warning area.
Winds will moderate below warning threshold prior to dawn on Wednesday.
Locations which may be affected include Falls Creek, Mt Hotham and Mt Buller.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Central and North Central districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.
Strongest wind gusts recorded so far today have been
Wilsons Promontory 107 km/h at 06:36pm
Mount William 98 km/h at 12:18pm
Mount Gellibrand 96 km/h at 03:09pm
South Channel Island 95 km/h at 04:08pm
Falls Creek 95 km/h at 07:14pm
Gelantipy 95 km/h at 01:13pm
Mount Hotham 93 km/h at 06:48pm
Omeo 91 km/h at 12:07pm
Cancellation for the following areas:
North Central,Central

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Be aware that trees that have been damaged by heat or fire may be unstable and more likely to fall when it is windy or wet.
* Check that loose items such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured and move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Stay indoors and away from windows.
* If outdoors, move to a safe place indoors. Stay away from trees, drains, gutters, creeks and waterways.
* If driving conditions are dangerous, safely pull over away from trees, drains, low-lying areas and floodwater. Avoid travel if possible.
* Stay safe by avoiding dangerous hazards, such as floodwater, mud, debris, damaged roads and fallen trees.
* Stay away from fallen powerlines always assume they are live.
* Stay informed monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 am AEST Wednesday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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