Despite wet and windy conditions around Victoria on Wednesday night, local SES crews have been pleased to report there was no significant damage in Bendigo and surrounding towns.
"There was only a tree down in Huntly and a couple of buildings with minimal damage in Long Gully," Bendigo SES duty officer Lachie Worn said.
"A gazebo caught a bit of wind but that was easily managed. There was nothing else really of note."
The Bureau of Meteorology said the Bendigo Airport recorded peak wind gusts of about 78 kilometres per hour at 9.30pm last night.
But the strong winds were weaker than other parts of the state.
"There were fairly widespread winds across the northern country," Bureau senior forecaster Rod Dickson said.
"There were stronger wind gusts in the western Victoria area, with the Wimmera and south west reaching 90-100 kilometre per hour winds."
Rain was minimal across the region last night, with only five millimetres recorded in Bendigo and Charlton.
Powercor said about 2000-3000 homes were without power in Bendigo last night, along with an additional 1500 homes in Charlton, although power was restored before midnight.
There are still dozens of homes without power in Charlton, Fosterville and Golden Point, although Powercor said they expected power to be returned to those properties before midday.
The Bureau has confirmed colder but more settled conditions will continue across the region into the weekend.
"There are further fronts coming through later tonight and on Friday," Mr Dickson said. "They are not as strong as the one that went through yesterday so conditions will not be anything like we had last night.
"It will be windy with a shower or two, but it will get colder with 12 degrees maximum temperature on Friday."
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