Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Heavy rain hits far eastern Victoria

Tuesday January 29, 2013 - 08:03 EDT

Parts of far eastern Victoria are beginning to feel the brunt of the wild weather that has been moving down the coast from Queensland and New South Wales.

Areas of remote East Gippsland have had more than 100 millimetres of rain in the past 24 hours.

Sandy Cameron, 76, has been recording rainfall at Delicknora, north of Orbost, for almost 50 years.

She recorded 136 millimetres of rain yesterday.

She says farmers are moving stock away from the flooded Bonang River.

"I can remember in the 70s we had a storm of about four inches, [101 millimetres]" she said.

"This is the heaviest amount of rain I can remember for a good many years."


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

NSW weather: Lachlan River peaks in heavy Forbes flooding; SES continuing to monitor situation

01:02 EST

Forbes' Lachlan River in central west New South Wales has peaked, the State Emergency Service says, with at least .

NSW weather: Forbes residents warned to evacuate as Lachlan River nears unexpectedly high peak

18:18 EST

The flood-hit area of Forbes in central-western NSW is readying itself for the worst of a slow-moving flood, with the peak expected to hit after midnight.

NSW Weather: Forbes farmers brace for extensive crop losses from flooding

16:59 EST

Farmers near Forbes in the New South Wales central west are bracing for extensive loses as their crops continue to be inundated with flood waters, which are expected to peak later today.