Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:23 am Wednesday, 23 June 2021.
DAMAGING WINDS over ELEVATED PARTS OF EASTERN VICTORIA

Weather Situation: Northerly winds strengthening ahead of approaching low pressure system.
DAMAGING NORTHERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of up to 90 km/h are expected across elevated parts of eastern Victoria today.
Winds are expected to ease below warning threshold during Thursday morning.
Locations which may be affected include Mt Baw Baw, Falls Creek, Mt Hotham and Mt Buller.
The strongest winds recorded so far:
- 93 km/h at Mt William 6:29am
- 85 km/h at Mt Hotham 8:26am
- 83 km/h at Mt Buller 4:44am

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.