The Wimmera experienced cold temperatures, strong winds and a snow flurry during last week's wild weather conditions

DAMAGE CONTROL: State Emergency Service volunteers attended to several fallen trees in the Wimmera last week after strong gusts of wind lashed the region. Picture: CONTRIBUTED
DAMAGE CONTROL: State Emergency Service volunteers attended to several fallen trees in the Wimmera last week after strong gusts of wind lashed the region. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

WILD weather struck the Wimmera last week causing high winds, low temperatures and even a snow flurry.

The region experienced its coldest day on Thursday since August last year.

Temperatures in Horsham and Nhill only just pushed into double figures on Thursday, with a top of 10.4 degrees recorded.

Stawell had a top of 9.8 degrees, while in Warracknabeal the temperature reached 12 degrees.

Strong winds lashed the region on Thursday and into Friday morning, with the Bureau of Meteorology issuing a severe weather warning for the Wimmera on Friday.

Mount William in the Grampians recorded snow overnight on Thursday and wind gusts of more than 100km/h.

Gusts of 107km/h were recorded at the mountain at 3.27am on Friday – the strongest gusts anywhere in the state.

State Emergecny Service volunteers were called out to several incidents on Friday, including fallen trees on Grampians Road, Lake Fyans and on Landsborough Road, Stawell. 

Horsham has received 11.6mm of rain since 9am Thursday, while 8.2mm fell at Warracknabeal during the same time period.