Could be the biggest wind event in years.
Heres the warning from the BOM
Severe Weather Warning
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria
Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds for people in the Mallee,
Wimmera, Northern Country, North Central, North East, South West,
Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts
Issued at 2:26 pm EST on Tuesday 4 September 2012.
A cold front will approach western Victoria this evening before crossing the State on Wednesday.
A stronger cold front will then move across Victoria early Thursday as an associated deep low
pressure system moves across Tasmania.
Damaging winds around 60 to 80 km/h with peak gusts of 100 to 120km/h are forecast to develop
over the Southwest and Wimmera districts this evening, and will extend to remaining districts
overnight and early Wednesday morning. Over Alpine areas, winds are expected to average
80 to 100 km/h Wednesday with peak gusts of 140 km/h
Whilst some easing is expected over most areas Wednesday afternoon, winds will restrengthen
to similar strengths again Wednesday night.
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.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 pm EST Tuesday.