Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Cancellation Severe Weather Warning
For people in East Gippsland Forecast District.
Issued at 4:51 pm Thursday, 22 August 2019.
Strong and squally winds have eased.
Weather Situation: Southwesterly winds in the wake of a cold front have rapidly eased during the afternoon.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in Victoria.
The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
Strongest wind gusts recorded today:
- Wilsons Promontory 143km/h 1:54am
- Gabo Island 135km/h 7:51am
- Mt William 115km/h 1:28am
- South Channel Island 98km/h 3:48am
- Mallacoota 96km/h 2:19am
- Mt Baw Baw 93km/h 1:11am
- Gelantipy 93km/h 7:02am
- Ben Nevis 93km/h 1:10am
- Mt Gellibrand 91km/h 12:20am
- Mt Hotham 91km/h 9:34am
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Keep clear of fallen power lines;
* Don't walk, ride or drive through flood water;
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains;
* Beware of fallen trees or debris on the road;
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.