Parts of southern Victoria are having their windiest week in nine years after hurricane force winds blasted the state's south this morning.
A strong cold front crossed the state last night, bringing cold and blustery west to southwesterly winds in its wake.
Wilsons Promontory in the state's south withstood hurricane force winds throughout the morning. At one stage, these winds averaged up to 130km/h and gusted to 148km/h.
This morning's winds were the strongest recorded at Wilsons Promontory since 2009 and make this the windiest week in nine years. Wind gusted above 140km/h on Sunday and above 120km/h on Monday with another cold front.
Cape Otway and Hogan Island also sustained gusts above 100km/h this morning as winds funnelled through Bass Straight.
The turbulent conditions have maintained a severe weather warning for eastern and southern parts of Victoria today.
As the cold front pushes further north and east this afternoon and evening, winds will gradually ease into Friday. A high pressure system will move in from the west, allowing wind speeds to drop further over the weekend.
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19:36 EST Over the past 24 hours, a northwest cloud band has delivered some spectacular rain from the northwest WA to the inland SA and the NT.