Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:21 am Thursday, 30 April 2020.

Squally winds Friday, particularly about coastal and elevated areas.

A complex multi-centred low pressure system will remain near Tasmania today and tomorrow, then will drift away to the east on Saturday.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected to develop coastal and elevated parts of Victoria Friday morning.

Damaging winds are likely to contract to the southeast of the State Saturday morning.

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

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Be aware that trees that have been damaged by heat or fire may be unstable and more likely to fall when it is windy or wet.
* Check that loose items such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured and move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Stay indoors and away from windows.
* If outdoors, move to a safe place indoors. Stay away from trees, drains, gutters, creeks and waterways.
* If driving conditions are dangerous, safely pull over away from trees, drains, low-lying areas and floodwater. Avoid travel if possible.
* Stay safe by avoiding dangerous hazards, such as floodwater, mud, debris, damaged roads and fallen trees.
* Stay away from fallen powerlines always assume they are live.
* Stay informed monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency.