Severe Weather Warning for VIC

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology


Severe Weather Warning

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

Issued at 4:24 am Tuesday, 20 August 2019.

Strengthening southwesterly winds.

Weather Situation:
A series of cold fronts crossing south of Victoria will result in squally southwesterly winds across the warning area.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 40 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h, are expected about exposed parts of the Gippsland coast, Strzelecki and Otway Ranges from Tuesday afternoon, extending into the East Gippsland coast and far eastern Alpine areas (above 1500m) overnight Tuesday.

Locations which may be affected include Apollo Bay, Wonthaggi, Tidal River, Yarram and Orbost.

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 AEST Tuesday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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