Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:46 am Wednesday, 6 November 2019.

Strong winds developing today.

Weather Situation: A cold front is forecast to cross Victoria during today, with a vigorous westerly flow expected to develop.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h, are expected to develop about elevated parts of the eastern ranges (above 1200 metres) late WEDNESDAY morning before easing in the early evening.

DAMAGING WESTERLY WINDS, averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts to 90 km/h, are expected to develop about the southwest coastal fringe and Grampians area during WEDNESDAY afternoon before extending to the South Gippsland coastal fringe during the evening.

Locations which may be affected include Warrnambool, Portland, Mt Baw Baw, Falls Creek and Mt Hotham.

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;