Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of South West Forecast District.

Issued at 4:41 pm Monday, 30 May 2022.

Damaging winds possible in the far southwest tomorrow

Weather Situation: Damaging winds are possible about the far southwest coast of Victoria later tonight and tomorrow as a vigorous southwesterly stream moves over western Victoria behind the low pressure system moving across NSW tonight.

Isolated DAMAGING WINDS GUSTS in excess of 90 km/h are possible over coastal parts of the South West district to the west of Port Fairy from late tonight, most likely with showers and thunderstorms. Damaging wind gusts are expected to become less likely by Tuesday evening.

Locations which may be affected include Portland and Nelson.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Mallee, Northern Country and North East districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

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.