Bureau of Meteorology Issued Destructive Wind Warning for Grampians | The Stawell Times-News

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Destructive easterly winds can be expected in the Grampian area and parts of the Victorian south and west-central late Wednesday evening. A high pressure system is moving south of Victoria and will bring “destructive easterly winds” to parts of southern Victoria and the Grampians, as well as to the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Port Phillip and Surf Coast. Average wind speeds of 40-60 km / h with maximum gusts of 80-90 km / h are expected, the strongest gusts around Melbourne and most likely to occur around midnight. READ MORE: Winds are expected to mostly ease by Thursday morning, but strong gusts could continue to develop around Wilsons Prom and Cape Otway during the day on Thursday. The state emergency service advises people to avoid travel if possible if driving conditions are dangerous, to check that loose objects such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured , move vehicles under or out of trees, and stay clear of fallen power lines. Another weather warning update is expected at 5 p.m. For more information visit: www.bom.gov.au. While you’re with us, you can now receive updates straight to your Stawell Times-News inbox. To make sure you’re up to date with all the news from the area, sign up here.

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