A major Melbourne Storm is incoming.

Winds of up to 109/km hr are set to whip Melbourne from 3am Wednesday.

A cold front is moving across Victoria and heavy rain and strong winds are set to impact the suburbs and city soon.

Here’s the Melbourne weather warning:

A cold front moving over western Victoria will cross the state overnight.

Strong and gusty North to Northwesterly winds expected over elevated terrain ahead of approaching cold front. Winds are expected to strengthen overnight, with DAMAGING GUSTS up to 90 km/h developing.

Peak gusts of 100 km/h expected in alpine areas in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Gusts easing early Wednesday morning in west/central parts, but continuing until mid-morning in the east.

Locations which may be affected include Daylesford, Mt Baw Baw, Falls Creek, Mt Hotham, Mt Buller.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the South West and Wimmera districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED. Note, there is a Severe Thunderstorm Warning remaining for this area.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should: 
* 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. 
* 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 am AEST Wednesday.

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.


Ryan is Contributing Editor