Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 3:14 pm Thursday, 5 July 2018.
Weather Situation:

An approaching cold front is expected to cross Victoria Thursday night and early Friday morning. Strong northerly winds are expected to redevelop ahead of the front, particularly over elevated areas.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are expected across the warning area during the remainder of THURSDAY, mainly over elevated areas. Wind gusts of 110 km/h are expected across Alpine areas (above 1200 metres).
Winds should slowly ease during FRIDAY morning.

Locations which may be affected include Kyneton, Ballarat, Daylesford, Bacchus Marsh, Bright and all Alpine resorts.

Wind gusts of 96km/h have been recorded at Mt William (Grampians).

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;