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GUSTY winds and rain will lash Ballarat throughout the day – with peak gusts expected to hit between 90-100 km/h.
Temperatures are currently relatively warm – they did not dip below 11 degrees overnight – however a cold front will hit Ballarat this afternoon, causing temperatures to drop to single figures.
Weatherzone meteorologist Rob Sharpe said temperatures would not exceed single figures until Wednesday.
Winds hit Ballarat overnight – with peak gusts of 74 km/h recorded just after midnight. Conditions calmed until 4.30am when wind speeds picked up.
“Warm north to north-westerly winds are fairly strong – it is keeping temperatures up – because (the wind) is mixing warm air back up to the surface,” Mr Sharpe said.
The SES reported a number of trees down throughout Victoria overnight and were bracing themselves for more damage clean-up.
The Bureau of Meteorology has put out a revised weather warning following early morning rain today.
Forecasts are for damaging winds and heavy rainfall across Victoria.
Ballarat received four millimetres of rain overnight, with fierce winds lashing the city.
The strongest wind gust was 74km/h at 1.30am.
Up to 10mm of rain is forecast today.
BOM’s severe weather warning is for parts of the Wimmera, North Central, North East, South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts.
Winds of around 60 to 70km/h should be expected with peak gusts of 90 to 100km/h.
Recorded wind gusts have reached 115km/h at Mt Buller, 112km/h at Mt William, 92km/h at Mt Gellibrand and 85km/h at Fawkner Beacon.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
VicRoads is also pushing the safety message in the trying conditions, urging motorists to take care. It advises people should:
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