Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 1:50 am Thursday, 11 July 2019.
Squally winds about coastal areas and over the ranges today.

A cold front crossing eastern districts will clear the State early this morning, leaving a vigorous westerly airflow in it's wake.

DAMAGING northerly winds, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected to clear eastern Victoria early this morning.

LOCALLY DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with peak gusts of 130 km/h and blizzard conditions are possible about the Alpine peaks early this morning.

DAMAGING west to northwesterly winds averaging 50 to 60km/h with peak gusts of 90km/h are likely to persist about the coast today and also over elevated areas (above 800 metres) across southern Victoria, including the Grampians, the Otway Ranges and Strzelecki Ranges.

Locations which may be affected include Warrnambool, Portland, Wonthaggi, Morwell, Traralgon and Moe.

Strongest winds gusts up to 2am Thursday include:
124km/h at Mt Hotham at 12.53am
119km/h at Mt William at 6.36pm
107km/h at Gelantipy at 12.21am
106km/h at Casterton at 6.10pm
106km/h at Horsham at 7.32pm
106km/h at Wilsons Promontory at 11.10pm
104km/h at South Channel Island at 9.39pm
102km/h at Cape Nelson at 8.14pm

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;