The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) this morning (10:49am) issued another 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.
North to northwesterly winds will strengthen today as another cold front moves eastwards across Victoria.
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 km/h are possible within the warning area during Tuesday. Elevated areas and the southwest coast are considered to be most susceptible. Winds will increase from the west during the day, then ease later in the afternoon and evening. Damaging wind gusts are most likely with showers during the afternoon as the cold front moves through.
Over Alpine areas winds are expected to gradually increase during the day to average 70 to 80 km/h by later this afternoon, with peak gusts of 100 to 110 km/h, before easing overnight.
Locations which may be affected include Warrnambool, Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne, Wonthaggi, Bacchus Marsh and 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 5:00 pm AEST Tuesday.