Severe weather warning remains in place

UPDATE Wednesday 6.15am: Parts of central Victoria could still experience damaging winds today, the Bureau of Meteorology says. 

Damaging winds averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected to develop over western Victoria early this morning, before extending to central and eastern parts of the state later in the morning.

Maryborough, Castlemaine and Kyneton are among the areas that might be affected.

The SES advises people to move vehicles under cover or away from trees, secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony, and keep clear of fallen power lines.

UPDATE, 6.40pm: A Bureau of Meteorology severe weather warning remains in place for much of Victoria.

A cold front is set to cross the state over Wednesday.

Wins are tipped to average between 50 and 60 km/h with peaks of up to 100km/h with passing showers or coastal thunderstorms expected.

Affected areas include Maryborough, Castlemaine and Kyneton with the warning stretching from the South Australian border to Sale, Falls Creek and Orbost in the west of the state.

The next severe weather warning will be issued by 11pm.

EARLIER: A severe weather warning for damaging winds has been issued for much of the state, including parts of central Victoria.

The Bureau of Meteorology says a strong cold front will cross Victoria on Wednesday and strengthening northerly winds are expected ahead of a gusty westerly change.

Damaging winds averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected to develop over western Victoria early Wednesday morning, before extending to central and eastern areas of the state later in the morning.

Damaging gusts are also likely with passing showers.

The winds are expected to ease over the west in the early afternoon, before calming elsewhere on Wednesday night.

Maryborough, Castlemaine and Kyneton fall within the warning area.

The SES advises people to move vehicles under cover or away from trees, secure or put away loose items around the house, yard and balcony, and keep clear of fallen power lines.