A SEVERE weather warning has been issued this weekend for most of Victoria, including the central and north central areas.
The Bureau of Meteorology forecast a cold front to cross Victoria, bringing with it damaging winds predicted to reach 60 to 70 km/h, with peak gusts around 100 km/h.
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 Department of Environment and Primary Industries and Parks Victoria are also requesting visitors to Victoria’s coastal areas, parks and forests take care over the next few days.
“We urge people to err on the side of caution with this significant weather system developing over the coming days,” DEPI agency commander Andrew Graystone said.
“Some parks, piers and tracks…may close given the developing winds and potentially high water levels."
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.