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Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria Regional Office


For people in the Central, Mallee, Northern Country, North Central, West and
South Gippsland and parts of the South West, North East and Wimmera Forecast

Issued at 7:53 pm Monday, 30 November 2015.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area
over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Mildura,
Ballarat, Bendigo, Shepparton, Seymour, Maryborough, Geelong, Melbourne and

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* secure any loose objects in the vicinity of your home.
* stay indoors if possible.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* if you are outside, avoid sheltering under trees
* listen to the radio for storm updates
* switch off your computer and electrical appliances

The next warning is due to be issued by 10:55 pm.

If severe thunderstorms develop in the Melbourne Area, a more detailed Severe
Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 217. The Bureau and State Emergency
Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
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