VIC Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Central, South West and parts of North Central and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:43 am Monday, 1 June 2020.

DAMAGING WINDS and SQUALLY SHOWERS

Weather Situation: Damaging winds are expected associated a cold front moving across Victoria Monday.

DAMAGING southwesterly winds, with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected to extend from the west today, moving eastwards and impacting the Melbourne metro area during the late afternoon or early evening. Peak wind gusts are more likely to be experienced in coastal areas and along elevated terrain.

Winds are expected to ease in western parts of the warning area later this morning and early afternoon, easing elsewhere Monday night.

Locations which may be affected include Warrnambool, Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne, Wonthaggi and Bacchus Marsh.

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.


 

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