The forecast temperature for Metropolitan Melbourne and surrounding suburbs this Saturday 8 February is expected to be 40 degrees. Athletics Victoria has consulted the Bureau of Meterology and implemented recommendations from Sports Medicine Australia to ensure the safety of athletes and officials and as a result, Shield in these Zones will be cancelled.
AV Shield competition in Geelong and Bendigo and Ballarat will also be cancelled this weekend due to the high forecast temperatures.
Rare Air and AV Throwers are scheduled for Sunday morning when a cooler change is expected. Both these competitions will proceed.
Click here to refer to the Athletics Victoria Unfavourable Weather Policy.
To stay up-to-date with all the latest weather warnings and the seven day forecast vist: www.bom.gov.au/vic