UPDATE 11.55am: A severe weather warning for damaging winds is no longer active in central Victoria.
The Bureau of Meteorology had warned that parts of the region could face winds of 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 km/h, but winds have since eased.
The warning area has contracted to the east of the state.
EARLIER: Damaging northerly winds could hit parts of central Victoria on Saturday, prompting the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a severe weather warning.
Winds averaging 60 to 70 km/h, with peak gusts of 90 km/h, are possible in elevated parts of the state, with alpine areas having already seen gusts of almost 120 km/h.
Kyneton and Daylesford are among the places that could experience the high winds.
But the winds are expected to ease across western parts of the warning area in the morning, central areas around the middle of the day, and eastern areas by early evening.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- Move vehicles under cover or away from trees
- Secure or put away loose items around the house, yard and balcony
- Keep clear of fallen power lines
There is a medium to high chance of showers across the region today.
Bendigo is heading for a top of 19 degrees, Echuca 21, Redesdale 18, Castlemaine and Maryborough 17, and Kyneton 16.
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