Blustery night and more may be on the way
Melbourne was hit by strong winds on Wednesday night, leading to about 60 calls for State Emergency Service help in coastal and outer suburbs.PT1M2S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2et2s 620 349 February 21, 2013
Melbourne was hit by strong winds on Wednesday night, leading to about 60 calls for State Emergency Service help in coastal and outer suburbs.
More rough weather is on the way, with thunderstorms expected on Thursday afternoon.
"We had 60 requests for assistance overnight. The majority of those were for trees down or trees across roads," said SES spokesman Lachlan Quick.
"It was widespread across the bay, but the busiest areas were Frankston, Niddrie and Leopold, near Geelong."
Most of the calls were received between 7pm and midnight, Mr Quick said.
"We often get these bands of stormy or windy weather after a spell of hot weather," he said.
"These next two days we're expecting to see a bit of that."
The windiest part of Melbourne on Wednesday night was Frankston, which had winds of up to 60 km/h, said a spokesman for the Bureau of Meteorology.
Thunderstorms would hit Melbourne on Thursday, any time from 1pm or 2pm onwards, he said. There will be winds of up to 25 km/h and a top of 31 degrees.
Possible thunderstorms are also forecast for Melbourne on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.