Weather After a big night, Vic braces for more wild weather

After a big night, Vic braces for more wild weather

Melbourne will have to wait a few more days until Spring. Photo: AAP
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Strong winds that lashed most of Victoria will ease as people assess the damage on Monday, but the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has warned there could be more on the way.

The SES received more than 400 calls for help on Sunday as winds up to 93km/h hit Melbourne.

Senior BoM forecaster Scott Williams said winds had peaked at 124km/h at Mount Hotham, in Victoria’s alpine region.

Hundreds lost power, with fallen trees causing damage to power lines.

Melbourne was doused by heavy rain overnight, and Mr Williams said more was likely to fall on Monday.

“There will be isolated thunder storms on Monday and still a few reasonably big showers,” Mr Williams said.

He said Tuesday would be a similar story, with more risk of thunder storms due to an isolated cold air mass moving across the state.

Mr Williams said Melbourne’s north-eastern suburbs were most likely to see thunder storms earlier in the week, while Thursday and Friday would bring more “spring-like” weather.

“We could actually get to 30C by Friday in the north-east of Victoria,” he said.

Two men had to be rescued by water police on Sunday when their dinghy capsized in Corio Bay, near Geelong.

A man also had to be treated for hypothermia after his kayak capsized in Mentone and drifted more than 20km south to Oliver’s Hill, near Mt Eliza.

– with AAP

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