Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Severe Weather Warning
for Damaging Winds
for Central, South West, North Central, Wimmera and parts of East Gippsland, Mallee, Northern Country, North East and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts.
Issued at 11:08 am Tuesday, 21 January 2020.
Strong and gusty winds ahead of and with a strong cold front Wednesday
A strong cold front will approach Victoria from the west Wednesday, reaching the southwest during the afternoon and crossing to the east by Thursday morning. Strengthening Northerly winds shifting squally west to southwesterly with the front.
DAMAGING WINDS for the following areas:
Central, East Gippsland, Mallee, South West, Northern Country, North Central, North East, West and South Gippsland and Wimmera
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 40 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 km/h are forecast to develop over western and central areas of the State Wednesday morning, more likely over elevated areas. The risk extends to eastern elevated areas later Wednesday afternoon and evening.
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 50 to 70km/h with squalls to 90km/h are possible over inland western areas and along the west and central coastal fringe following the front.
Winds are expected to moderate within an hour or two following the front.
Damaging winds are also possible with thunderstorms near and ahead of the cold front.
Locations which may be affected include Horsham, Warrnambool, Seymour, Maryborough, Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne.
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
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* 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.
The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEDT Tuesday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
Alberton (38.6114°S, 146.666°E, 8m AMSL) Alberton,VIC set as my default location ›
Seven day forecast
Alberton 7 day forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower early this morning. Winds W/SW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 19 and 24.
Forecast for Alberton (38.6114°S, 146.666°E, 8m AMSL) Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Summary Minimum 13° 11° 12° 10° 12° 13° 12° Maximum 23° 31° 21° 23° 27° 26° 25° Chance of rain 5% 80% 80% 5% 5% 5% 50% Likely amount < 1mm 10-20mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm UV index Extreme Extreme Extreme Very High Extreme - - Frost risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 20
Wind direction W W ENE NNE NW WNW WNW WNW WNW W W WSW NNW W Relative humidity 84% 49% 76% 34% 93% 53% 63% 42% 75% 43% 81% 49% 82% 44% Dew point 12°C 12°C 12°C 13°C 13°C 11°C 7°C 9°C 13°C 13°C 14°C 15°C 13°C 12°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Alberton (38.6114°S, 146.666°E, 8m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter 5:44am EDT 6:14am EDT 8:37pm EDT 9:07pm EDT 2:46am EDT 5:30pm EDT Waning crescent New moon Jan 25 First quarter Feb 02 Full moon Feb 09 Last quarter Feb 16
Temperature for next 5 days
Temperature in 7 days Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday 23 31 21 23 27 26 25
Rain for next 5 days
Rain in 7 days Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday 0 20 5 0 0 0 5