Update 2pm: Winds could reach gusts of up to 90 kilometres an hour in the Wimmera until late on Thursday afternoon.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Michael Efron said the strongest gusts in the Wimmera were 70 kilometres an hour, and hit Horsham at 10.30am.
"We have also seen gusts of 69 kilometres at Nhill and Warracknabeal and 80 at Mount Williams in the Grampians," he said. "The strongest in the state was 137 kilometres at Mount Hotham at 5am."
"For the west of the state winds will continue at 60 to 70 kilometres an hour until lat afternoon when it eases off. There is the potential for gusts up to 90 kilometres an hour."
Mr Efron said Wimmera weather across the next three days would be "dry and settled".
1pm: Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Dean Stewart has shed light on the dirty rain that has fallen on the Wimmera across Wednesday and Thursday.
"Winds picked up dust from northwest Victoria and eastern parts of South Australia and western NSW, and that dust was transported in the atmosphere right across southern Victoria," he said.
"When we got the change come through we got some rain that fell through that dirty atmosphere, and that gave us those dirty raindrops last evening."
Horsham received 4.6 milimetres in just 47 minutes between 10 and 11am
No rain is forecast over Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Earlier: RAIN has continued to fall in the Wimmera overnight.
Horsham received 8.6 milimetres in the 24 hours to 9am on Thursday, while Stawell, Warracknabeal and Longerenong have all received 11.
Nhill and Edenhope both received 7.6 milimetres.
The weather bureau's latest severe weather warning for damaging winds and thunderstorms largely bypasses the Wimmera.
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