Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:22 pm Sunday, 5 August 2018.

Weather Situation: A cold front and low pressure trough will cross the State late today. Northerly winds will strengthen ahead of the front.

DAMAGING NORTHERLY WINDS averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of 90 km/h are forecast over elevated parts of the warning area, and are also possible over remaining parts of the Southwest, Central and Wimmera districts during Sunday afternoon and evening.

Elevated areas are the most likely to be affected with peak gusts around 100 km/h possible about Alpine areas above 1000m elevation. Winds are expected to ease from the west overnight Sunday and early Monday morning.

Locations most likely to be affected include all Alpine resorts as well as Macedon ranges and the Grampians. Other locations that may be affected include Portland, Warrnambool, Seymour, Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne and Bacchus Marsh.

Strongest wind gusts to 10.30am Sunday include:

92km/h at Mount William at 10.15am

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;