Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in parts of East Gippsland, North East and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts.
Issued at 5:15 am Wednesday, 15 April 2020.
Weather Situation: Strong winds over Victoria on Thursday as a trough and cold front cross the State.
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 100 to 110 km/h are likely to develop about elevated areas (above 1500m) in northeastern Victoria in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Strong winds should contract east later Thursday morning, easing below warning thresholds by around midday.
Locations which may be affected include Falls Creek, Mt Hotham and Mt Buller.
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.