Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:47 am Thursday, 7 June 2018.

Weather Situation:
A strengthening pressure gradient between a high pressure system east of Tasmania and an approaching cold front will strengthen northerly flow across Victoria today.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are possible about elevated areas exposed to north to northwesterly winds from later this afternoon. The Otway Ranges, Grampians, northern parts of the Central district, southern parts of the North Central District and Alpine areas are most at risk.

The strongest winds will contract to eastern parts of the warning area during Friday morning and are then expected to ease below warning threshold during Friday afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include Kyneton, Ballarat, Daylesford, Falls Creek, Mt Buller and Omeo.

The strongest gusts to 10:30am were:

89 km/h at Mt Buller

83 km/h at 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;