Northerly winds helped to push temperatures in Victoria to their highest levels in months yesterday, but these winds were also strong enough to cause damage to property reported Weatherzone.
A cold front was sweeping through South Australia from the west on yesterday morning, generating strong winds across Victoria as it approached the western border.
Those northerly winds were gusting to 80km/h at Melbourne Airport during the morning. Wind gusts of 80km/h and above are strong enough to bring down trees and damage property, so a ‘Severe Weather Warning’ was issued for most districts in Victoria.
The strong northerly winds were also helping to boost temperatures, by carrying a very warm airmass across the state from inland Australia.
Melbourne was expecting a top of 29 degrees yesterday, which will be the highest maximum in 6 months.
At the weekend Sydney also hit 31 degrees – 10 degrees above their norm.
The heat was short-lived though, with a cooler westerly change arriving yesterday afternoon in Melbourne.
– Weatherzone and WeatherWatch.co.nz