THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds and blizzard conditions for north-east Victoria.
A strong cold front is expected to hit the Border Monday evening with gale force northerly winds ahead of the front.
Scattered showers, local hail and thunder is expected to follow, with snow down to 600m expected by Monday night as the colder air spreads across the state.
Blizzard conditions are forecast for alpine regions of the North East.
A deep low pressure system passing through Bass Strait Tuesday will re-intensify winds from the west Tuesday morning, particularly near the western and central coastal fringe.
Damaging winds around 60 km/h with peak gusts of 90 km/h are forecast for parts of the North East, mainly with shower or thunderstorm activity.
As at 11am the highest gusts recorded since midnight Sunday include 128km/h at Mt William, 108 km/h at Mount Hotham and 104 km/h at Mt Buller.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
Keep clear of fallen power lines.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
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