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East Gippsland gets a soaking

Sam Brown, Sunday June 15, 2014 - 13:18 EST

A large portion of Victoria's East Gippsland received heavy rain overnight, with some receiving their highest daily total in two years.

Gelantipy picked up 61mm to 9am, making it the heaviest daily June fall since 2012 and the wettest day out of any month in two years. This total was only 13mm shy of the 1994-2013 June average. Orbost gained the same records as Gelantipy with 74.2mm falling over 24 hours.

Combienbar received 88mm overnight, establishing the total as the heaviest daily June fall since 2012 and heaviest daily fall out of any month since January 2013. Mount Nowa Nowa exceeded its monthly average overnight with 88mm also falling.

Nearer the coast, Lakes Entrance and Mallacoota received their heaviest daily June falls since 2012 with 36mm and 53mm respectively.

A deep low pressure system in the Tasman Sea drove moist southerly winds over the region, allowing these records to be broken. As the low moves farther offshore showers should start to ease. However, a low pressure trough will cross Victoria tomorrow bringing further falls although unlikely to be as heavy as the above mentioned totals.

By Wednesday, a high pressure ridge should clear East Gippsland briefly before a front approaches near the end of the week and brings more rain.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2014

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