More than 100,000 properties are without power as storms lash Victoria, damaging buildings and felling power lines.
Mildura, in the state’s far northwest, was hit by winds of nearly 90km/h and 10mm of rain in a short period of time on Tuesday afternoon.
As the cold front moved east, Laverton recorded a wind gust of 98km/h at 4.15pm, Bendigo was hit by a 111km/h gust at 6.34pm, Kilmore Gap reached a 117km/h wind gust at 7.28pm and Wangaratta recorded one of 113km/hr at 7.21pm.
Large swathes of the state have been hit by power outages, with the State Emergency Service recording 100,000 properties without electricity.
SES volunteers have also responded to more than 1000 call-outs, mostly in Mildura, Bendigo, Kilmore, Swan Hill and Shepparton.
Most of the damage has been to buildings, along with fallen trees and power lines.
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that damaging winds, heavy rain and flash flooding may continue to hit Mildura, Bendigo, Shepparton, Seymour, Melbourne, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Traralgon and Bairnsdale overnight.