More severe weather for Wimmera

by admin on March 20th, 2019

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Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI WIMMERA is set for another windy day,the Bureau of Meteorology renewed a severe weather warning for the region.
Nanjing Night Net

The bureau report said Wimmera residents couldexpect strong and damaging winds throughout the day.

The reportsaid acold front south of the bight will move rapidly eastwards on Tuesday, crossing Victoria on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

North to northwesterly winds will strengthen ahead of the front late Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Damaging winds averaging 50 to 60 kilometres an hourwith peak gusts of 90 kilometres an hour are forecast to develop on Monday afternoon across the Wimmera.

They will reach the south-west, central and north-central forecast districts and contract eastwards across parts of the north-east, west, south Gippsland and east Gippsland forecast districts into the evening.

Wind gusts of about 110 kilometres an hourare possible inalpine areas.

The bureau issued a warning to sheep graziers across theMallee and Wimmera.

It warned sheep graziers that cold temperatures, rain and showers and strong north-westerly winds could hit on Monday, particularly during the afternoon and evening.

There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

The State Emergency Service advisedpeople to move vehicles under cover or away from trees, secure or put away loose items around the house, yard and balcony, and keep clear of fallen power lines.

SES chief officer operations Trevor White encouraged residentsto take care,stay alert and be careful.

“There are some easy way to prepare yourself, your home, your family and your business for damaging winds,” he said.

“Drive to conditions as strong winds can bring down trees and power lines onto the road creating dangerous and unexpected hazards.

“Do not park or seek shelter under trees as winds can blow down branches without warning.

“Remember to tie down any loose items around your property like trampolines and garden furniture if it’s safe to do so.

“It’s important to stay informed about your local situation and not depend on others to keep you safe.”

People who need help in floods or storms should call their service unit on132 500.

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