STRONG winds are hitting the Wimmera, as a severe weather warning remains in place.
The strongest gusts recorded so far on Tuesday include 120 kilometres an hour at Mt William at 9.55am.
Wind gusts reached 70kmh at 10am in Horsham.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast damaging winds around 50 to 70kmh with peak gusts of 100-110kmh for the Wimmera and North Central districts, along with parts of the Mallee and Northern Country districts.
It predicted gale force north-westerly winds would develop in the morning before shifting south-westerly and easing slightly later.
Wind gusts of 100-110kmh have been recorded along the western coast.
Snow down to 700m is expected early Tuesday morning as the colder air spreads across the state.
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.
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