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Wild winds lash Victoria, more to come

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Destructive winds have lashed the state, bringing down trees and leaving a massive clean up.

There were more than 630 calls for help to the SES overnight.

The weather bureau’s senior forecaster Dean Stewart says winds of more than 124km/h (Mount Hotham) hit some areas.

In Melbourne, gusts of 89km/h at St Kilda were the strongest around the suburbs.

“It will still be gusty today but not the extremes of last night.

“There is the potential for some strong wind gusts both tomorrow and Saturday — similar but no worse than last night.”

Unfortunately, the bureau doesn’t expect the wild weather to bring much rain.

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