A warning to sheep farmers has been issued across the region by the Bureau of Meterology.
As rain and hail intermittently pelt the south-west on Saturday morning, farmers have been urged to keep an eye on livestock.
Sheep graziers are warned that low temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected during Saturday.
All Victorian forecast districts are likely to be affected and there is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.
The next warning will be issued by 5pm on Saturday.
The BOM has also advised a severe weather warning with squally westerly winds averaging 40 to 60 km/hr with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/hr will develop near the south-west coast during Saturday morning.
Winds will then contract to the east in the late afternoon and evening and ease early Sunday morning.
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.