Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast
Issued at 3:36 am EDT on Saturday 19 March 2016.
Southwesterly winds across Victoria have eased, as an intense low pressure
system off the east coast of Tasmania moves further east across the Tasman Sea.
The Severe Weather Warning for the West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland
forecast districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be
monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
The State Emergency Service advises that rainfall run-off into waterways in
recent fire affected areas may contain debris such as soil, ash, trees and
rocks. People in fire affected areas should also be alert to the potential for
landslides and debris across roads.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- Keep clear of fallen power lines.
- Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
- Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
- Beware of fallen trees or debris on the road.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
This warning is 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 this warning being
For the majority of Australia April was warmer and drier than average.