POLICE officers braved the chilly winds and heavy downpours yesterday to keep things moving after a set of traffic lights stopped working for more than an hour on Raglan Parade.
Constable Mark Barby, of Warrnambool police, said officers attended the highway’s intersection with Jamieson Street and Fairy Street about 10.20am and directed traffic until VicRoads technicians could repair the lights at 11.45am.
Standing outside for more than an hour was no one’s idea of a good time yesterday, with “apparent temperatures” making the spring day seem like it was below zero thanks to the wind chill factor, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Actual temperatures dipped to 6.3 degrees at 10.43am in Warrnambool, as winds gusted between 50km/h and 70 km/h.
About 12 millimetres of ran fell between 11pm Wednesday night and 5pm yesterday.
Conditions were similar in Portland, while Port Fairy received 18mm of rain, and a decent dose of hail, in the same period.
Things were drier inland, with 7.2mm recorded in Mortlake and only 5.8mm in Hamilton.