Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

East Victorian drenching gradually easing

Kim Westcott, Tuesday June 18, 2013 - 18:10 EST

Flooding rains are gradually easing in eastern Victoria, but further showers will come.

Sale has seen its wettest June in 35 years, with an extra 39mm falling to 9am Tuesday. This brings the total monthly rainfall to over 145mm, with over 120mm falling in the past six days.

Bairnsdale saw another 68mm in the 24 hours to 9am Tuesday, this makes it the wettest June day in six years. By 6pm it had recorded another 21mm with the rain gauge recording over 200m in the past week.

The recent rain clouds have acted as a blanket over Gippsland regions, with most stations recording warmer than average June minimum temperatures, although cooler than average maxima At Sale, minimum temperatures were five degrees above average. At Yarram, the mercury only cooled three degrees from yesterday's maximum temperature of 13 degrees, although it was still four degrees above the June average.

The low pressure system and trough that has given Gippsland a good drenching this week will stick around for a few more days. Eastern Victorians may have to wait until Thursday night to put away the umbrellas, albeit only briefly.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Victorian desalination plant could be used for first time to cope with hot summer

19:22 EDT

Victoria's multi-billion-dollar desalination plant could be used for the first time, as the Andrews Government confronts a looming water crisis in drought-hit country towns.

Windy conditions to follow the warmth in QLD

17:58 EDT

Early spring warmth will come to an end as the Queensland coast is in for a breezy few days.

Tasmanian farmers say the lack of good rainfall is serious

15:50 EDT

The dry season through Tasmania's midlands, east coast and south-east is becoming a serious situation according to Coal Valley farmer, Justin Nichols.