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Severe Weather Warning (Damaging Winds) South West, Central & West & South Gippsland. Cancelled East Gippsland, North Central & North East

Wed 10:40 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology


Severe Weather Warning

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

Issued at 10:40 am Wednesday, 15 August 2018.

Weather Situation: Strong northwest to westerly winds following the cold front that moved across the State earlier this morning.

DAMAGING WEST to NORHTWESTERLY WIND GUSTS up to 90 km/h are expected to affect parts of the coast for the remainder of Wednesday morning and during the afternoon.

The risk of DAMAGING WINDS will likely clear late this afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include Warrnambool, Portland, Wonthaggi, Rosebud, Tidal River and Yarram.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the East Gippsland, North Central and North East districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Strongest Winds Recorded to 10.30am Wednesday:

115km/h at Wilsons Promontory

111km/h at Mt William

98km/h at Yarram

96km/h at Mt Buller

95km/h at Cape Otway

93km/h at Cape Nelson and Mt Moornapa

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 5:00 pm AEST Wednesday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 217. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
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