A severe weather warning has been issued for the south-west with peak wind gusts expected to reach about 100km/h.
The Bureau of Meteorology said a series of cold fronts would cross the state over the coming days.
It said squally conditions would likely develop around southern and mountain Victoria on Tuesday.
Damaging winds averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 to 100 km/h are expected to develop out of elevated areas overnight Monday night into Tuesday morning.
The winds are expected to remain during the early hours of Tuesday morning, extending to central parts of the state later in the morning.
The winds will most likely be associated with showers and/or thunderstorms.
Winds will gradually ease from the west later on Tuesday, clearing the east of the state during Wednesday morning.
Locations which may be affected include Warrnambool, Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne, Wonthaggi and Bacchus Marsh.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- Be aware that trees that have been damaged by heat or fire may be unstable and more likely to fall when it is windy or wet.
- Check that loose items such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured and move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
- Stay indoors and away from windows.
- If outdoors, move to a safe place indoors. Stay away from trees, drains, gutters, creeks and waterways.
- If driving conditions are dangerous, safely pull over away from trees, drains, low-lying areas and floodwater. Avoid travel if possible.
- Stay safe by avoiding dangerous hazards, such as floodwater, mud, debris, damaged roads and fallen trees.
- Stay away from fallen powerlines always assume they are live.
- Stay informed monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency.
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