Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS Victoria

By |2018-05-02T15:52:47+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Categories: BLOG|Tags: , |

VICTORIA. With Motocross season in full swing, every rider will be on their bike every chance they can get. One thing that does worry KAJX is motocross or supercross riding when there is wind. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a wind warning for Thursday and Friday, so if you are planning to hit the track, just be aware and take note of wind conditions.

Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in Central, South West, North Central, West and South Gippsland and parts of East Gippsland, North East and Wimmera Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:54 am Wednesday, 2 May 2018.

Northerly winds will become strong and gusty over parts of the State ahead of a cold front which will cross the State late Thursday and early Friday morning.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 km/h are expected to develop about elevated areas of the State during Thursday – developing over the far west and also Alpine areas from late morning and across the remainder of the area during the afternoon and evening.

Wind gusts over Alpine areas are likely to peak between 100-110km/h Thursday night.

Over lower-lying areas within the warning area, wind gusts around 90 km/h are possible during Thursday afternoon and evening.

Whilst winds will largely ease over western Victoria during Thursday evening, isolated thunderstorms may still produce some strong wind squalls.

Locations which may be affected include Horsham, Warrnambool, Seymour, Maryborough, Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne and Traralgon.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees;
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony;
* Keep clear of fallen power lines;

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Wednesday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 217. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

About the Author:

Kendall Jennings, KAJX Communications photojournalist since 2002. KAJX: Kendall A. Jennings (Photojournalist), who is a big The X-Files fan (what the X stands for in KAJX) and motorcycling fan. “I am extremely passionate about motorcycles and have been riding a motorcycle since I was 4 years old. I was introduced to the world of motocross racing in 1998 and haven’t looked back. Everyone should experience motorcycling whether it be a rider, passenger, racer, official or spectator. KAJX is all about sharing the motorcycling love. I am honest, opinioned and if I don't know something I will say so and then educate myself to provide an answer. Living is learning. I worked as a Motorcycle Spare Parts Manager for 15 years, I am also a qualified Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic.” Kendall Jennings.
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