Heavy spring rain soaked Melbourne overnight as a storm trough moved east across the state, creating flash flood warnings in some parts, news for farmers.
Since Sunday 9 a.m., Moorabbin has recorded the highest rainfall in Melbourne at 55 mm, but at least half of it (27 mm) fell at 6 a.m. on Monday alone.
Bureau of Meteorology’s chief forecaster Tim Bolden said the current storm system broke out last night around midnight on Mt.. Gambier formed, but when it moved toward Melbourne overnight, it turned from a thunderstorm with lightning to a normal rainstorm.
It was a steamy night with 100 percent relative humidity in Melbourne at 6 a.m.. The mercury hovered around 19 degrees overnight.
It’s the second heavy rain day in the state after widespread thunderstorms and lightning on Sunday.
The strongest gust of wind recorded on Sunday was 91 km / h in Horsham, and the highest precipitation fell in Hamilton with 25 mm, which were clocked in an hour alone, according to Bolden.
Leonard Vallance, board member of the Victorian Farmers Federation, said rain is better news for Victorian farmers who are experiencing a busy season.
He said the rainfall and lack of pests this season meant many Victorian farmers were having their best season in existence.
« Mother Nature often throws insects and diseases in front of you when you’re productive, but that hasn’t happened this season, » he told 3AW radio on Monday morning.
The state rescue service responded to 139 requests for help in the 12 to 6 hours. 30 o’clock, 55 of which are for trees.
« [The calls were] pretty common. Our busiest units were Ararat, Ballarat and Hepburn, « said the spokeswoman.
At 6. 30 o’clock were more than 500 houses without electricity. Ausnet, which serves the east of the state, had 125 customers on offer, while Powercor advised 451 customers in the west of the state that they had no electricity.
The downpours in Melbourne are expected to subside around noon as the trough moves to the east of the state. The city is aiming for a peak of 20 degrees.
Mr Bolden said after the rain hit Melbourne there would be a little drizzle before relatively dry conditions return for the next few days.
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