Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in the
South West and
Wimmera Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:05 pm Sunday, 6 August 2017.

Severe thunderstorms and heavy showers are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Horsham, Stawell, Hamilton, Warrnambool, Portland and Ararat.

Nhill recorded a wind gust of 87km/h at 2:47pm.

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.
* Stay indoors if possible.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* If you are outside, avoid sheltering under trees
* Listen to the radio for storm updates
* Switch off your computer and electrical appliances