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 5:19 pm Wednesday, 13 June 2018.

Weather Situation: A strong cold front is forecast to develop to the south of South Australia during Thursday morning before crossing Victoria from late Thursday afternoon through to Friday morning. Strong northwesterly winds are expected to develop ahead of the front during Thursday afternoon.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 110 km/h are expected to develop about elevated parts of the warning area during Thursday afternoon. Blizzard conditions are expected to develop above 1400 metres during Thursday evening.

DAMAGING WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected to develop about the coastal fringe of the South West district early Thursday evening.
Locations which may be affected include Warrnambool, Portland, Mt Baw Baw, Mt Buller, Mt Hotham and Falls Creek.

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;