VIC Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Damaging Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 2:43 pm Monday, 30 December 2019.
FIRE INITIATED THUNDERSTORMS OVER GIPPSLAND DRIVING ERRATIC GUSTY CONDITIONS

Weather Situation:
East Gippsland:
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging, locally destructive winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Dargo, Bairnsdale, Orbost, Buchan, Mallacoota and Bonang.
Central Areas:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Bendigo, Seymour, Maryborough, Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne, Bacchus Marsh, Morwell, Traralgon and Moe.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* 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.


 

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