Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:29 am Sunday, 19 July 2020.
Gusty west-northwesterly winds developing today

Weather Situation: A cold front will cross Victoria today, reaching western districts this afternoon, Central districts this evening and crossing to eastern areas overnight.
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 100 km/h are expected to develop across elevated parts (above 1200 metres) of eastern Victoria around the middle of the day today.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 km/h are expected to develop across southwestern Victoria, mainly elevated and coastal areas, during the afternoon and are most likely with showers and thunderstorms.
Winds are expected to moderate away from the coast or Alpine areas late tonight, and throughout Monday morning.

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

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.