The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued updated Severe Weather Warnings today, affecting various regions including parts of South West, Central, West, and South Gippsland Forecast Districts, including Wyndham City.
Local residents are advised to exercise caution as locally damaging winds, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of up to 110 km/h, are expected to sweep across the southwest Victoria coast. This weather phenomenon is anticipated to extend eastwards along coastal areas throughout the day. Additionally, there is a potential risk of these severe winds impacting the Geelong area and the Mornington Peninsula from mid-morning through to mid-afternoon.
In addition to the strong winds, the BOM is also warning of damaging surf conditions. Waves exceeding 7 meters in the surf zone are predicted along the coast west of Cape Otway, with heights ranging between 5 and 6 meters from Point Nepean to Wilsons Promontory.
Further inland from the coast, including the greater Melbourne area, and West and South Gippsland, west to southwesterly winds averaging 50 to 60 km/h, along with damaging wind gusts reaching around 90 to 100 km/h, are possible. These conditions are expected to persist into the afternoon.
Residents are urged to stay vigilant, as the BOM predicts that conditions will gradually ease over western parts of the state late this afternoon, followed by central areas, including Melbourne, during the early evening. By late Friday evening, the severe weather is projected to be confined to only eastern parts of the state, with a complete easing of conditions anticipated early Saturday morning.
It is essential to note that this updated advice replaces the previous advisory issued at 5:25 pm on Thursday, 7 September.
Local authorities and emergency services are on standby to respond to any weather-related incidents, and residents in the affected regions, including Wyndham City, are advised to stay informed through official channels and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.
For more information and updates, please visit the Bureau of Meteorology’s official website and stay tuned to local news sources for the latest developments on this severe weather event affecting our region.