Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:45 am Thursday, 7 November 2019.

Gusty winds across Victoria continuing today

Weather Situation: A vigorous westerly airstream will persist across Victoria today.

DAMAGING WESTERLY WINDS, averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts to 90 km/h are possible across coastal parts of the warning area and also over parts of inland western Victoria this morning, then will extend to eastern parts of the warning area this afternoon and evening, particularly about elevated areas. Peak gusts of 100 km/h are possible over Alpine areas (above 1200 metres elevation)

Wind gusts are expected to ease below 90 km/h over all but the Alpine ranges tonight.

Squally winds near to 90 km/h may be associated with showers tomorrow but this will be re-assessed this afternoon.

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

The strongest gusts since midnight include:

- Wilsons Promontory - 115 km/h at 1:09am

- Cape Otway - 96 km/h at 3:14am

- Mount Hotham 91 km/h at 12:07am

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;