Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:47 am Monday, 16 November 2020.

Weather Situation: Strong and gusty northerly winds ahead of a low pressure trough over far eastern Victoria will clear the far east by early afternoon. Strong and gusty westerly winds are expected across the south and over the Grampians behind the change.

DAMAGING NORTHERLY WINDS, averaging 50 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 100 to 110 km/h across elevated areas (above 400m) of far eastern Victoria are expected to ease below warning threshold by late morning.

DAMAGING WESTERLY WINDS averaging 50 to 60km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected across the south coast and the Grampians until early evening.

Locations which may be affected include Warrnambool, the Otways, Geelong, Mornington Peninsula, Morwell, Traralgon, Sale and Bairnsdale.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the North Central and North East districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Strongest gusts recorded today:
- Mount Buller 120 km/h at 02:06am
- Mount Hotham 120 km/h at 03:25am
- Falls Creek 111 km/h at 03:27am
- Aireys Inlet 107 km/h at 9:27am
- Wilsons Promontory 106 km/h at 10:10am

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.