THE State Emergency Service is urging Victorians to batten down the hatches this morning when damaging winds blast Victoria.
Severe weather warnings have been issued as a strong front could bring winds of up to 100km/h surging through Melbourne.
Meteorologist Phil King said 93km/h gusts had already hit Melbourne Airport, while 95km/h winds were recording at Mt William in the state's west.
He said winds were likely to peak in Melbourne from about 11am.
"The late morning will be the windiest period as the front comes through around midday," Mr King said.
"The strongest winds will then contract south-east through Gippsland and by late afternoon should peter out."
SES spokesman Lachlan Quick cautioned motorists to be careful on the roads.
He warned people not to park under trees and to secure loose objects around the home.
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