After being blanketed in fog for much of the day yesterday Ballarat is again bracing for some severe weather.
"Damaging northerly winds, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 km/h are possible over southwest Victoria, the central ranges, and the northeast ranges from early Monday afternoon," according to a bureau statement.
"Damaging winds will become more likely during the evening ahead of the front, and will extend to parts of Central Victoria."
"Winds are expected to ease in the west later on Monday evening, about central areas early on Tuesday morning and then over the north-eastern ranges by 10am Tuesday, as the cold front crosses the state."
Locations which may be affected include Hamilton, Warrnambool, Portland, Kyneton, Ballarat and Wonthaggi.