Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central and North Central Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:34 am Friday, 12 November 2021.

Strengthening south to southeasterly winds today.

Weather Situation: An intensifying low pressure system over southern New South Wales will pass over the northeast of Victoria before moving into the Tasman Sea tonight.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 55 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 km/h are forecast to develop across the warning area around the middle of the day on FRIDAY before easing below warning threshold Friday evening.

Locations which may be affected include Kyneton, Daylesford and Bacchus Marsh.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* If driving conditions are dangerous, safely pull over away from trees, drains, low-lying areas and floodwater. Avoid travel if possible.
* Stay safe by avoiding dangerous hazards, such as floodwater, mud, debris, damaged roads and fallen trees.
* Be aware - heat, fire or recent storms may make trees unstable and more likely to fall when it's windy or wet.
* Check that loose items, such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured. Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Stay indoors and away from windows.
* If outdoors, move to a safe place indoors. Stay away from trees, drains, gutters, creeks and waterways.
* Stay away from fallen powerlines - always assume they are live.
* Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks. Heavy rainfall may also increase the potential for landslides and debris across roads.
* Stay informed: Monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency website/app/hotline.