Source: Australia Bureau of Meteorology
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS
For people in parts of East Gippsland, North East and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts.
Issued at 5:31 am Monday, 11 November 2019.
Strong winds developing about the eastern ranges tonight.
Weather Situation: A cold front is forecast to cross Victoria overnight. Strong to gale force northwesterly winds are expected to develop across the eastern ranges ahead of the front.
DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with gusts of 90 to 100 km/h, are expected to develop about elevated parts of the warning area (above 700 metres) around midnight.
About the Alpine peaks (above 1200 metres), peak wind gusts may reach 110 to 120 km/h during the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Winds are expected to ease below the warning threshold by mid Tuesday morning.
Locations which may be affected include Mt Baw Baw, Mt Buller, Falls Creek and Mt Hotham.
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;
The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am AEDT Monday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.