Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 8:33 pm Monday, 10 June 2024.
Damaging wind gusts expected over parts of Victoria from late this evening into Tuesday.

Weather Situation: A vigorous cold front will move eastwards across Victoria on Tuesday, reaching the west of the state in the early morning and clearing to the east by late in the day. North to northwesterly winds will strengthen ahead of the front overnight tonight into Tuesday.
For the OTWAYS, MACEDON RANGES, and MORNINGTON PENINSULA: Strong winds averaging 50 to 60 km/h with DAMAGING WIND GUSTS of around 90 km/h are likely to develop about the ranges from late this evening into early Tuesday morning. The Peninsula may see DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h during the early morning. Winds are expected to ease later on Tuesday morning, although gusty thunderstorm activity may persist throughout the day over the south of the state.

For parts of GIPPSLAND, and CENTRAL and NORTHEAST RANGES: Strong winds averaging 50 to 60 km/h with DAMAGING WIND GUSTS of around 110 km/h are likely to develop over the peaks above 1600 metres and on the southern slopes of the ranges during Tuesday morning. These conditions are expected to ease by Tuesday evening.

Locations which may be affected include Bacchus Marsh, Mt Baw Baw, Falls Creek, Mt Hotham, Mt Buller and Omeo.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* If driving conditions are dangerous, safely pull over away from trees, drains, low-lying areas and floodwater. Avoid travel if possible.
* Stay safe by avoiding dangerous hazards, such as floodwater, mud, debris, damaged roads and fallen trees.
* Be aware - heat, fire or recent storms may make trees unstable and more likely to fall when it's windy or wet.
* Check that loose items, such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured. Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Stay indoors and away from windows.
* If outdoors, move to a safe place indoors. Stay away from trees, drains, gutters, creeks and waterways.
* Stay away from fallen powerlines - always assume they are live.
* Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks. Heavy rainfall may also increase the potential for landslides and debris across roads.
* Stay informed: Monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency website/app/hotline.