South Australia braces for heatwave as storms and heavy rains hit Victoria | TBEN


The spring thunderstorm that flooded Melbourne overnight moves across the state as forecasters warn of heatwave conditions later in the week.

The Victoria Bureau of Meteorology recorded rainfall totals over the past 24 hours of up to 65.6mm at Mount Donna Buang, while Moorabbin, in the south-eastern suburb of Melbourne, recorded its November day. the wettest with 63.2 mm.

The office recorded nearly 300,000 lightning strikes across the state, many of which were turning violent, producing heavy rains and damaging winds.

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In one case, a 70-year-old woman was rushed to hospital after being blown away at Yarrawonga Holiday Park.

Thunderstorms prompted a severe weather warning for heavier rains on Monday for several regional areas, including East Gippsland, North East and West and South Gippsland.

At 11:30 a.m. on Monday, heavier rains were forecast for the northeast of the state with bellies recorded at up to 90 km / h at Albury airport at 10:30 a.m. and up to 107 km / h at Yarrawonga.

A significant change from wet to heatwave conditions is expected, as temperatures are expected to rise later in the week with a forecast of 38 degrees in Adelaide on Friday and reaching 40 degrees on Saturday.

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Victoria’s SES said Monday morning it had received 385 calls for help in the past 24 hours, including 170 SES calls in Greater Melbourne, due to flash flooding.

Central Victoria teams had their work cut out for them after a ‘rather large’ tree with a diameter of 1.5 meters crashed on Goulburn Road earlier Monday.

Strong winds in and around Ballarat on Monday morning also caused a building to lose its roof.

More soon.

-with AAP

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