Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 5:09 pm Thursday, 11 July 2019.

Squally winds about coastal areas and over the ranges.

A westerly airflow will continue across the State on Friday with a front expected to pass through Bass Strait.

DAMAGING west to northwesterly winds averaging 60 to 70km/h with peak gusts of 90km/h are likely near the coast Thursday night and Friday morning and also over elevated areas (above 800 metres) of Victoria, including the Grampians, the Otway Ranges and Strzelecki Ranges.

DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 90km/h may extend inland over the southwest for a period during Friday afternoon, most likely with any passing showers or thunderstorms.

BLIZZARD conditions are likely over Alpine areas with heavy snowfalls likely during Friday.

Whilst some easing is expected by Friday evening, there is the the risk of further DAMAGING WINDS during the weekend, mainly over coastal and Alpine areas.

Locations which may be affected include Hamilton, Warrnambool, Portland, Wonthaggi, Falls Creek and Omeo.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the North Central district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Strongest wind gusts in the 6 hours to 11am include:

91 km/h at Cape Nelson at 5.47am

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;