BOM forecasts damaging winds and heavy rainfall across Gippsland

A severe weather warning for damaging winds and heavy rainfall has been issued for the entire Gippsland region.

Australian Bureau of Metrology (BOM) predicts winds of up to 65km/h with peak gusts of around 120km/h will hit elevated parts of the North East, West, South and East Gippsland.

Heavy winds with the potential for flash flooding is also a possibility.

Severe weather is no longer a concern amongst North Central, Central and Northern Country areas with the warning for these districts cancelled recently.

State Emergency representatives advise local residents to move their vehicles undercover and away from trees, keep clear of fallen power lines, creeks and storm drains and to not walk, drive or ride through flood water.

BOM will issue its next warning shortly.

Weather warnings are issued via tv and radio broadcasts and the BOM website (bom.com).

UPDATE: Immediate threat has passed but BOM continues to monitor the situation and will issue further warnings if necessary.

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