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Unstable tree warning after damaging winds batter Melbourne’s north

“Melbourne had our strongest winds during the early part of the morning, they contracted up to the eastern Alpine areas; Mount Hotham, Falls Creek, Mount Buller and they were expected to ease and that’s what they have done this afternoon,” said senior meteorologist Dean Stewart.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds.Credit:BOM

“Around Melbourne, the highest gust was in St Kilda, which had 85kmh. That was the strongest measured on weather stations around the Melbourne area at 6.37am this morning,” Mr Stewart said.

There were squally showers across Melbourne, with Sandringham and Mount Evelyn capturing most of the light rain but wet weather isn’t expected again until late Tuesday night through the eastern suburbs.

Melbourne hit 21 degrees on Monday, slightly higher than expected and should stay around the high-teens and low-20s through the week, says the bureau.

A strong warning for marine winds has also been issued for Central Coast and Central Gippsland Coast as well as the East Gippsland Coast.

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