Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:13 pm Tuesday, 9 July 2019.

Strong winds developing Wednesday

A cold front will move over Victoria on WEDNESDAY, reaching the west of the state mid-late afternoon, central parts in the evening and clearing the east Thursday morning.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts to 100 km/h are expected to develop about elevated areas (above 800 metres) and coastal parts of western Victoria WEDNESDAY afternoon, extending to central and eastern parts of the warning area late WEDNESDAY afternoon and evening.

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS to 90 km/h are also possible about remaining parts of the Southwest district and southwestern parts of the Wimmera district WEDNESDAY afternoon near the front, more likely associated with showers or thunderstorms.

Damaging winds are expected to gradually ease and contract to coastal parts following the passage of the front.

Locations which may be affected include Hamilton, Warrnambool, Portland, Kyneton, Ballarat, Mt Buller, Mt Hotham and Falls Creek.

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;