Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Melbourne
Victoria Regional Office
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CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - MELBOURNE AREA
Issued at 6:43 pm Monday, 21 November 2016.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting the Melbourne Area. The immediate
threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be
monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
Some of the damaging wind gusts reported were at:
Sheoaks with 98km/hr at 5:01pm;
Avalon with 91km/hr at 5:21pm;
Laverton with 89km/hr at 5:46pm.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
A more general severe thunderstorm warning remains current for the Northern
Country, North East, West and South Gippsland and parts of the Central, East
Gippsland, Mallee and North Central districts.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 217. The Bureau and State Emergency
Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
Top End residents are unlikely to be relieved of the oppressive hot and humid build up conditions until Christmas, because the rain-bringing La Niña weather pattern is unlikely to eventuate in coming months, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned.
An international tourist has died and a woman has been injured after being hit by lightning while camping at Mt Warning, on the NSW north coast, police say.
The opening week of summer has been a hot and thundery mix in New South Wales and there is more to come.