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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

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