Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Mallee and parts of Northern Country and North East Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:28 am Monday, 30 May 2022.

Damaging winds possible in the far north today.

Weather Situation: Damaging winds are possible in the northwest and far north of Victoria through today as a vigorous low pressure system over the Bight heads eastwards.

DAMAGING WINDS GUSTS in excess of 90 km/h are possible over the Mallee district and northern parts of the Northern Country and North East districts today, most likely with showers and thunderstorms, and becoming less likely this evening.

Locations which may be affected include Mildura, Swan Hill, Walpeup, Echuca, Wodonga and Corryong.

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.