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Wild winds lashing VIC

Ben McBurney, Saturday September 28, 2013 - 10:36 EST

Strong winds are battering parts of Victoria today with wind gusts reaching up to 110km/h.

A cold front swept through the state overnight, and has been followed by a complex low pressure system which has brought about the intense winds.

The South West has received the strongest winds so far. At 8am, gusts peaked at 110km/h at Cape Otway, while Mount William and Mount Gellibrand were both lashed by gusts close to 100km/h.

As of 10am, the system was moving east, with the focus of the strongest winds over the Central region, including Melbourne. Gusts have reached 83km/h at Avalon with more exposed parts of the region seeing gusts up to 91km/h.

The system will continue to bring damaging winds throughout today, with the focus shifting from the west of the state this morning to the east by the afternoon. Wind speeds averaging 50-60km/h should be common with peak gusts of up to 90-100km/h.

By the evening, much of the state should be much calmer, with only the far east still likely to see strong winds.

For those attending the AFL Grand Final with kick of from 2:30pm, fresh and gusty west-southwest winds will gradually ease throughout the match, while there is only the slight chance of a shower.

Wild winds are expected to return during Monday and into Tuesday with and ahead of another cold front.

- Weatherzone

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