In 2 uur tijd viel er meer regen dan in september en oktober bij elkaar.Melbourne floods: More rain in 2 hours than September and October combined, Australia
A slow-moving storm system dumped heavy rain over parts of southeastern Australia on November 6, 2018, causing power outages and traffic chaos. The city's northwestern suburbs suffered worst of the storm.
Thousands of homes and businesses were left without power in the city of Melbourne today, after 'very slow-moving' storm dumped half of the city's November rainfall in just three hours.
In fact, in just 2 hours to 11:00 local time today, the storm dumped 35 mm (1.4 inches) of rain. This is more the city has seen in September and November combined.
Victoria SES received 400 calls for assistance, mostly due to flood-related incidents. The service said it rescued 14 people trapped in floodwaters.
Flooding has caused chaos along the Kingsway, at the tunnel entrance onto the CityLink, as well as in parts of Southbank, Rowville, Balwyn North, Windsor, Hawthorn, Ashburton and Narre Warren.
The Sandringham and Alamein train lines were temporarily closed.
Several flights were diverted from Melbourne Airport due to unsafe landing conditions
A line of heavy rain and storms has led to 35.0mm being recorded in the #Melbourne city gauge since 9am. This is more than was seen in September and October put together! #MelbourneCup https://t.co/zc3cMk6ClL pic.twitter.com/rjb4AMlYQe— Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria (@BOM_Vic) 6 november 2018
It's not just #Flemington getting soaked today. Parts of Southbank in inner #Melbourne have flooded after heavy rain this morning, and more wet weather is still set to come ????️.— ABC Melbourne (@abcmelbourne) 6 november 2018
????: @Jess_Longbottom#melbweather pic.twitter.com/gVlqsaXuY0
WOW... Amazing structured cumulonimbus/ sunset to add with #downburst in #Melbourne, Australia this afternoon 5th November. Report; @VicStormChasers thank you.... #severeweather #extremeweather #photography pic.twitter.com/vlYWpBnX44— WEATHER/ METEO WORLD (@StormchaserUKEU) 5 november 2018