Meteorological Office issues severe weather warning for Ararat | Ararat advertiser



UPDATE: At 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday August 10, the Bureau of Meteorology is updating its weather warnings for parts of western Victoria. Senior meteorologist Matthew Thomas said destructive winds were on the way. “We expect to see destructive north to northwest winds, averaging 50-60 km / h with peak gusts of up to 90 km / h, which are expected to develop this afternoon.” said Thomas. The winds will weaken with a cold front passing through Victoria with a change to the west. “This cold front will move on Wednesday afternoon,” Thomas said. “As we approach the front we will see showers starting to develop in western Victoria through Wednesday.” Mr Thomas said once the cold front has passed there will be more “westerly flow”. “It will bring isolated showers,” he said. PLUS TT: A cold front will approach western Victoria on Tuesday with destructive north and northwest winds to hit the Ararat region. Winds averaging 50-60 km / h with maximum gusts of around 90 km / h are expected to develop in central parts of the warning zone on Tuesday afternoon (including Otways, Macedon Ranges and the Dandenongs). Destructive north to northwest winds are expected to extend to the rest of the warning zone late Tuesday evening. READ MORE: Locations that may be affected include Ararat, Kyneton, Ballarat, Daylesford, Bacchus Marsh, and Falls Creek. The state emergency service advises people to do this; The next severe weather warning will be issued at 11:00 PM AEST on Monday. OTHER NEWS: While you are with us, you can now receive updates directly to your Ararat Advertiser inbox. To make sure you are up to date with all the news from Ararat County, sign up here.




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