THE south-west has escaped with minimal damage from strong winds, but more rough weather is on the way.
Thunderstorms and damaging winds are being forecast for the remainder of Sunday, with wind gusts in coastal areas expected to reach around 100km/h.
Warrnambool SES spokesperson Adam Jones said the unit has had two requests relating to the severe so far this weekend.
While he said that was less than had been expected, he urged the public to remain cautious.
“Both calls east of the city related to trees down blocking roadways, fortunately resulting in no property damage or injury to persons,” Mr Jones said.
“With winds expected to continue throughout Sunday, people are reminded to avoid seeking shelter under trees and never walk, drive ride or play in the flood waters that are present in the areas swollen rivers creeks and drains.
“With the increased risk of trees falling across roads due to sodden ground and gusty winds, people are urged to drive to the conditions and take care on the roads.”
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