The BOM of Victoria is forecasting severe Melbourne Weather conditions.

There is a severe weather warning for- damaging wind gusts right now.

The risk continues tonight for coastal and Alpine areas of Victoria, extending to southern and mountain areas Wednesday.

Blizzard conditions developing Alpine areas as well.

Here’s the Melbourne Weather Warning

A cold front is expected to cross the State tonight and early Wednesday. Strong and squally westerly winds are expected to turn southwesterly following the passage of the front.


DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected along parts of the coast and Alpine areas (above 1200 metres) during the remainder of today. Wind gusts may reach 110 km/h over the Alpine area later tonight.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected across southern and mountain areas from early morning Wednesday. Wind gusts may reach 110 km/h over the Alpine area.


Local thunderstorms or heavy showers with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are possible tomorrow in the warning area.

Blizzard conditions are likely to develop in the Alpine area tonight before continuing tomorrow.

Southwesterly winds will moderate from the west during Wednesday afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include Warrnambool, Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne, Traralgon and Bairnsdale.

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; 

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Tuesday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 217. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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Ryan is Contributing Editor