Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:52 am Monday, 22 July 2019.

Strong and gusty northerly winds developing.

Weather Situation: Northerly winds will strengthen this afternoon and evening ahead of a cold front.

DAMAGING NORTHERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h, are likely to develop over western and central parts of the warning area this afternoon before extending to eastern parts tonight.

Elevated areas (above 400 metres above sea level) are most at risk.

Winds are expected to ease during Tuesday morning before increasing again on Tuesday night as another front crosses Victoria.

Locations which may be affected include Kyneton, Ballarat, Wonthaggi, 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;