A severe weather warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for Victoria, with damaging winds expected in many parts of the state.
The temperature in Melbourne is forecast to reach 35 degrees today.
In a post on their website the BoM said:
A low pressure system centred west of Mt Gambier is forecast to move away to the southeast this afternoon and evening.
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected across the Southwest, Central, North Central and parts of the Wimmera, Northern Country, Northeast and Gippsland districts. Peak wind gusts of 120 km/h are possible in elevated areas.
Winds are expected to ease from the west during the afternoon and evening but are not expected to ease over Alpine areas until Thursday morning.
Locations which may be affected by damaging winds include Warrnambool, Bendigo, Seymour, Maryborough, Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Mallee district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
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;
The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEDT Wednesday.