Kyneton, Castlemaine and Maryborough are part of a severe weather warning issued by the Bureau of Meteorology on Tuesday morning.
The warning includes a forecast for severe winds for the areas around Warrnambool, Portland, the Grampians, Kyneton, the Surf Coast, Melbourne, Wonthaggi, Mt Baw Baw and Falls Creek.
Damaging southwesterly winds averaging 55 to 65 km/h with peak gusts of 90 km/h are possible following the passage of the cold front. Higher gusts could be recorded in coastal areas and could come with rain and thunderstorms.
Winds will ease from the west from Tuesday evening.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should pull over aware from trees, drains and low-lying areas if driving conditions become dangerous.
People should also avoid dangerous hazards and be aware that winds and storms can make trees and branches unstable.
Loose items such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines should be safely secured.
The next severe weather warning will be issued by 5pm on Tuesday.
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