VIC Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:11 pm Friday, 12 June 2020.
Damaging wind gusts about elevated areas Saturday

Weather Situation: A vigorous north to northwesterly air stream will develop during Saturday ahead of a cold front, which is expected to move over Victoria later in the day.
DAMAGING WINDS, with peak gusts of around 90 km/h are possible about elevated areas of western Victoria from Late Saturday morning, extending to central parts during the afternoon and eastern parts in the evening.

Damaging wind gusts may extend further east into the Alpine area later at night on Saturday and Sunday morning.
Winds will ease behind a cold front which will reach the west of the State in the late afternoon/early evening and move east overnight.

Locations which may be affected include Kyneton, Mt Baw Baw, 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.


 

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