Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 11:17 am Thursday, 19 September 2019.

Squally winds over the southwest and about the ranges.

Strong and gusty northerly winds developing today mainly over elevated areas.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 km/h are possible today about parts of western and central Victoria, mainly about elevated areas
Winds are expected to peak over the southwest during the early afternoon with another peak expected tonight.

Locations which may be affected include Hamilton, Warrnambool, Portland, Kyneton, Ballarat and Daylesford.

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;