Waves as high as six metres could pound the coast on Friday as part of the most severe winter weather to hit Victoria this year.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast isolated gusts of up to 110km/h across Melbourne and up to 130km/h in the Bellarine and Mornington peninsulas, prompting an advance warning from the State Emergency Services for people plan ahead and take care.
“If it’s safe to do so, tie down any loose items around your home such as outdoor furniture or trampolines,” SES chief officer Tim Wiebusch said.
“Remember to also ensure your drains and gutters are clear. It’s important to remain alert when behind the wheel, these strong winds may create dangerous road conditions, such as debris or fallen trees and powerlines.”