Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 11:14 am Thursday, 18 June 2020.

Damaging winds Friday morning.

Weather Situation: Northerly winds will strengthen overnight as a low pressure system moves over waters south of the Bight towards Victoria.

DAMAGING northerly WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 km/h are possible about elevated areas of the Central Highlands and Eastern Ranges during Friday morning.

Northerly winds will strengthen overnight, reaching warning thresholds in the early hours of Friday morning, before easing gradually later Friday morning

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

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Be aware that trees that have been damaged by heat or fire may be unstable and more likely to fall when it is windy or wet.
* Check that loose items such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured and 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.
* 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.
* Stay away from fallen powerlines always assume they are live.
* Stay informed monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency.