Damaging winds for Victoria from series of cold fronts over the long weekend
Issued: Friday, 10 June 2022
A series of cold fronts embedded in a vigorous southwesterly flow will sweep rapidly across eastern Victoria, bringing locally damaging winds to parts of Gippsland and Alpine areas over the weekend.
A Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds has been issued for parts of East, North East, West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts for Saturday and Sunday.
Locally damaging winds averaging 60-70 km/h with peak damaging wind gusts up to 110 km/h are possible over exposed coastal locations over eastern East Gippsland and Alpine areas from Saturday morning.
Strong winds averaging 50-60 km/h with damaging wind gusts of around 90 km/h are possible over the Strzelecki Ranges and south Gippsland from Saturday morning.
Blizzard conditions are forecast over Alpine areas above 1200m from Saturday morning, easing Sunday afternoon and evening.
Gales are continuing over coastal waters today and into the weekend and a Gale Warning is current for Central Coast, Central Gippsland Coast and East Gippsland Coast.
A southwesterly stream has brought showers to Victoria for much of this week, which will continue today and over the weekend, with rainfall amounts easing Friday and Saturday, and picking up again slightly on Sunday.
Another southerly cold push on Sunday is expected to drop snow levels to around 1100 metres.
The windy conditions are expected to ease into Monday as a ridge of high pressure moves across Victoria and most shower activity will be confined to coastal locations.
The Bureau is recommending communities stay up to date with the latest Bureau warnings through the Bureau's website and BOM Weather app and follow the advice of emergency services.