EbeneInfo – AU – Thunderstorm threat eases in Melbourne, but more rain expected

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Severe thunderstorm warning issued for the north-western suburbs of Melbourne has been canceled, but heavy rains are expected to continue

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a warning just after 6 p.m. Sunday evening, advising that severe thunderstorms had been detected on weather radar in the area west of Daylesford and east of Ballarat and were heading towards outside Melbourne

« As thunderstorms continue to develop in east Melbourne, the immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed and the warning has been rescinded, » the warning reads

However, Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Richard Russell said Melburnians would likely see more rain in the next few hours before it turned to drizzle on Monday morning.

« There will be rain with thunder at times in the majority of Melbourne. In the next two hours [from 7 pm] the Melbourne area will be mostly clear, but we will still see rain returning to the area. town in the wee hours of Monday morning and there may also be lightning, ”he said

« By the time most people get up, it should have been a fine rain and there won’t be much by late morning »

There will then be a « temperature roller coaster » throughout the next week, but it will generally stay dry

Ballarat took a dip on Sunday, recording 264 millimeters of rain Most of it – 22 millimeters – fell in half an hour at 545h The average November rainfall for Ballarat is 55 millimeters

The Bullengarook weather station, near the Bacchus marsh, recorded 19 millimeters of rain on Sunday in about an hour

Hundreds of homes across Victoria have been left without power, with more than 700 Powercor customers – including 320 in Anakie and 150 in Balliang north of Geelong – suffering outages due to lightning on Sunday evening

A dozen AusNet customers in Rosedale in Gippsland were also without power due to inclement weather

Unplanned widespread blackouts have also occurred in the northwest suburbs of Melbourne, including Essendon, Keilor East, Airport West, Tullamarine, Westmeadows and Attwood Electricity supplier Jemena said the cause of the blackouts was under investigation

On Sunday evening, the state emergency service advised people in affected areas to verify all loose outdoor items are secure and vehicles are safe or away from trees

They also advised residents to stay indoors and away from windows and avoid travel if possible

In the Melbourne area, the SES had 36 calls in six hours until 8 p.m., with Melton and Craigieburn units being the busiest Out of 36 requests for help, 19 were for damage to buildings, ten floods and six felled trees

A severe thunderstorm warning is also underway for parts of the Central, Mallee, Southwest and North Central districts, with warnings for damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rainfall

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The thunderstorms are caused by a wide trough sitting directly in front of Victoria, creating a hot and unstable air mass, said M Russell

The strongest wind gusts recorded on Sunday were 89 km / h at Yarrawonga 118h, 87 km / h at Rutherglen 144h and 78 km / h at Albury airport at 222h

Casterton recorded 10 millimeters of rain in 9 minutes around 3 p.m., and Hamilton recorded 94 millimeters in 6 minutes around 4 p.m.

Simone is a police reporter for The Age Most recently, she covered the latest news for The Age, and before that for The Australian in Melbourne

Thunderstorm, severe thunderstorm warning, Melbourne, Bureau of Meteorology

EbeneInfo – UA – Thunderstorm threat is easing in Melbourne, but more is expected rain
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Threat thunderstorm eases in Melbourne, but more rain expected

Source: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/severe-thunderstorm-warning-issued-for-parts-melbourne-as-rain-lashes-state-20201122-p56gvi.html

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