The man from Melbourne dies after his car is hit by a tree, as 125 km / h of wind gusts wreak havoc throughout the city

A man died after a tree fell on the road and on his car around 11 am in the Lilydale area of ​​Melbourne.

Wild winds of 125 km / h claim the life of a driver of 33 years when a fallen tree crushes him and his Commodore Holden in Melbourne

  • A 33-year-old man died after his car was hit by a tree in gusts of wind of 125 km / h
  • He was driving in the Melbourne suburb of Lilydale at 11:00 when the tree fell
  • The driver of Holden Commodore, who has not been identified, died on the scene
  • Strong winds have crashed into power lines and houses in Melbourne today

Charlie Coe for Daily Mail Australia

A man died in northeastern Melbourne after his car was hit by a tree that fell in wild wind gusts of 125 km / h.

The 33-year-old driver was traveling west on Warburton Highway in Lilydale when the tree fell on the road and on his car at about 11 am this morning.

The circumstances that led to the death of unidentified driver Holden Commodore of Wandin North, who died at the scene, are still unclear.

A man died after a tree fell on the road and on his car around 11 am in the Lilydale area of ​​Melbourne.

A man died after a tree fell on the road and on his car around 11 am in the Lilydale area of ​​Melbourne.

Strong winds have caused severe damage throughout Victoria, with fallen trees today in homes in the suburbs of Tecoma and Doveton in Melbourne.

Another tree was downed in power lines in Healesville.

In the suburb of Cranbourne, in Melbourne, the Bridgestone Select Tire & Auto store had the side of its roof torn off by wild gusts, according to Channel 9.

The State Emergency Service has responded to 36 calls to fallen trees in Victoria this afternoon in one hour.

It is predicted that Melbourne will reach temperatures of up to 19 degrees today despite the winds.

The Bureau of Meteorology of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania has issued severe weather alerts.

Today, 125km / h of winds have hit Melbourne, with the State Emergency Service responding to 36 calls to fallen trees in Victoria and breaking roofs from the side of a Bridgestone Tire store.

Today, 125km / h of winds have hit Melbourne, with the State Emergency Service responding to 36 calls to fallen trees in Victoria and breaking roofs from the side of a Bridgestone Tire store.

Today, 125km / h of winds have hit Melbourne, with the State Emergency Service responding to 36 calls to fallen trees in Victoria and breaking roofs from the side of a Bridgestone Tire store.

In NSW, snow-like conditions may occur in the next few days and the NSW National Park Service recommends people consider postponing trips to the interior of the country until conditions improve.

In Tasmania, gusts of 124 km / h were observed at Mount Read early this morning and the BoM warned that sea levels could exceed the highest tide levels of the year by 40 cm tonight.

The BoM also issued marine wind warnings for tomorrow in New South Wales for Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast, Illawarra Coast, Batemans Coast and Eden Coast

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