Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:46 am Wednesday, 6 November 2019.

Strong winds developing today.

Weather Situation: A cold front is forecast to cross Victoria today, with a vigorous westerly flow expected to develop and continue on Thursday

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) later this 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 across parts of southwestern Victoria and Grampians area during WEDNESDAY afternoon before extending to the South Gippsland coastal fringe during the evening.

DAMAGING WESTERLY WINDS are expected to extend further inland during THURSDAY to affect coastal parts of central Victoria as well as much of Gippsland.

Winds are expected to ease below warning threshold across western and central parts of the warning area later on Thursday.

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;