Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:47 pm Monday, 13 August 2018.
Weather Situation: North to northwesterly winds will stegthen on Tuesday night ahead of a cold front. The cold front is expected to reach far western Victoria in the early hours of Wednsday morning, moving steadily eastwards to reach eastern Victoria by midday Wednesday.

DAMAGING NORTHERLY WINDS, averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are forecast to develop over elevated parts of the warning area on Tuesday night. Peak wind gusts up to 120km/h are possible over Alpine areas (above 1200 metres elevation)

DAMAGING NORTHERLY WINDS averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 km/h are likely to extend to remaining parts of the Southwest and Central districts for a period overnight Tuesday and early Wednesday morning. Winds will ease following the passage of the cold front later Wednesday morning.

Locations which may be affected include Hamilton, Warrnambool, Portland, Kyneton, Ballarat and Bacchus Marsh.

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;