Severe weather warning issued for North East VIC

A SEVERE weather warning has been issued for the North East, including damaging winds. 

The Bureau of Meteorology says a low pressure trough crossing  from South Australia is likely to combine with a cold front and low pressure system passing from south of Tasmania later today. 

The combination is expected to cause wind speeds of 55km/h to 70km/h  in areas above 800m, including gusts of up to 100km/h. 

Alpine regions are particularly at risk with gusts expected to hit 120km/h. 

The SES advises people to move cars away from trees, secure any loose items in yard and stay away from fallen powerlines. 

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