Bloody hell Melbourne, you just can’t get enough of that wind, can you?
The Bureau Of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for a large swathe of Victoria concerning the intense gales expected to hit the state today.
Your favourite cloud-watching boffins warn that godawful gusts reaching speeds of 125km/h are expected to wreak havoc on the state’s Alpine region this arvo, and that other regions – including metropolitan Melbourne – will also be blown about.
The capital, along with Geelong, Ballarat, Warrnambool, and other regional centres in the state’s centre, west, and north-west, have been warned of winds reaching 90 to 100 km/h from the morning onwards.
It’s not just wind Victorians have to look forward to, either: the gusts are also predicted to usher in a cold front which is liable to make Saturday pretty bloody wet and frigid.
At time of writing, there’s a 40% chance of rain in Melbourne this arvo, rising to 90% on Saturday. It’s also projected to reach a nippy 13 degrees tomorrow. Good areas.
The miserable conditions come a few weeks after gusts absolutely did a number on a crane in Richmond, resulting in the evacuation of residents in the inner-city suburb.
Stay toasty, folks. For more info on the warnings, scope out the Bureau Of Meteorology’s page HERE.