The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) tonight re-issued a Severe Weather Warning for Damaging Winds for people in Central, South West, North Central and parts of East Gippsland, North East, West and South Gippsland and Wimmera Forecast Districts.
Weather Situation: A cold front will approach southwest Victoria tonight then rapidly cross the State on Tuesday. Northerly winds are expected to strengthern overnight Monday and on Tuesday ahead of the front.
DAMAGING NORTHERLY WINDS averaging 50 to 60km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are forecast to develop over the Southwest district and parts of the Wimmera district overnight Monday and early Tuesday morning.
DAMAGING WINDS are forecast to extend over the Central and West Gippsland districts during Tuesday morning as well as elevated parts of the Northeast and East Gippsland districts. DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 120km/h are likely over Alpine areas (above 1000 metres elevation).
DAMAGING WINDS are expected to ease over western parts of the warning area during Tuesday afternoon and evening, however will remain possible over the southwest coast as a result of continuing showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Locations which may be affected include Warrnambool, Seymour, Maryborough, Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne and all Alpine Resorts
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees;
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony;
* Keep clear of fallen power lines;
The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST.