AV SHIELD ROUND 7 & GEELONG ROUND 8 CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
With the Bureau of Meteorology still forecasting severe rainfall, thunderstorms, and flood warnings across Victoria for Saturday and Emergency Management Victoria advising of the risks and unpredictability of a superstorm, Athletics Victoria are forced to cancel all AV Shield competition at Doncaster, Ringwood, Bendigo, Ballarat, and Geelong for the safety of all AV members.
Bureau Issued at 10:50 am Friday, 1 December 2017.
HEAVY RAIN and SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS which may lead to FLASH FLOODING are forecast throughout much of the State today, with a focus about the northeast. Heavy rain and thunderstorm activity will continue throughout SATURDAY, before contracting to the southeast during SUNDAY.
Rain totals to midday Sunday of 50-150mm are expected in the warning area, with 100-200mm in the northeast and peak totals exceeding 250mm possible about the northeast ranges.
Locations which may be affected include Mildura, Horsham, Bendigo, Shepparton, Seymour, Maryborough, Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Traralgon, and Bairnsdale.
We look forward to welcoming you back next weekend for AV Shield round 8 at Williamstown, Casey Fields, Ballarat, and Bendigo.
Have a pleasant and safe weekend.
The AV Team