Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:48 am Friday, 19 June 2020.

Damaging winds possible on Friday

Weather Situation: Strong northerly winds affecting the warning area as a low pressure system moves over waters south of the Bight towards Victoria. Winds will ease later in the afternoon.

DAMAGING NORTHERLY WINDS, averaging 45 to 65 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 km/h, are possible about the warning area until early this afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include the Grampians, Mt Macedon, Sunbury, Mt Baw Baw, Falls Creek, Mt Hotham and Mt Buller.

A wind gust of 104 km/h was recorded at Mount William at 10:19am

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.