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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for VIC

20 January 2020 18:02 EDT

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Cancellation Severe Thunderstorm Warning - Melbourne Area

for Northern and Outer East Local Warning Areas.

Issued at 6:02 pm Monday, 20 January 2020.

Severe thunderstorms have eased and moved outside of the eastern metropolitan areas.

cancellation severe thunderstorm warning - melbourne area for the following areas:
Northern and Outer East
Severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting the Melbourne Area. The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Stay away from fallen powerlines always assume they are live.
* Stay safe by avoiding dangerous hazards, such as floodwater, mud, debris, damaged roads and fallen trees.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
A more general severe thunderstorm warning remains current for the Mallee, Northern Country, North Central and parts of the Central, West and South Gippsland and Wimmera districts.

No further warnings will be issued for this event.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.