Windy weather in Bendigo as Queen’s Baton makes its way through the city

It's not the wind that has blown the people and traffic away - it's the Queen's Baton Relay road closures. Picture: EMMA D'AGOSTINO
It's not the wind that has blown the people and traffic away - it's the Queen's Baton Relay road closures. Picture: EMMA D'AGOSTINO

BENDIGO is feeling the effects of a strong cold front crossing the state, with a severe weather warning in place for parts of Victoria.

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning of damaging winds in forecast districts including the north central, Wimmera and central regions.

Maryborough is among the listed locations that might be affected.

The bureau is expecting strengthening northerly winds ahead of a gusty westerly change.

“Damaging winds averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected to develop over western Victoria over the next few hours before extending to central and eastern parts later in the morning,” the weather warning states.

“Winds are expected to rapidly ease over the west in the early afternoon then ease throughout Wednesday night.”

Bendigo set for a windy and partly cloudy day, according to the weather forecast.

The bureau is predicting a slight chance of rain in the morning, followed by a mostly sunny afternoon.

“Winds northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h tending westerly 30 to 45 km/h in the morning then tending southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the middle of the day,” the forecast states.

The city is predicted to reach a top temperature of 27 degrees.

The windy weather comes as the Queen’s Baton Relay makes its way through Bendigo. Follow all the action here.