Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of North East Forecast District.

Issued at 10:43 am Saturday, 19 June 2021.

STRONG SOUTH TO SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS SATURDAY MORNING

Weather Situation: A low pressure system east of Victoria will continue to move slowly northeast across the Tasman Sea during Saturday.

DAMAGING SOUTH TO SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast across elevated parts (above 1500 metres) of Victoria before easing below warning threshold by early afternoon on Saturday.

Locations which may be affected include Falls Creek, Mt Hotham and Mt Buller.

- Mt Hotham recorded a 98km/h wind gust 10:24am

- Falls Creek recorded a 96km/h wind gust just after midnight.

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.