Victoria's wild weather in picturesThursday June 26, 2014 - 19:16 EST
The weather bureau called it a "winter weather bomb" and it left behind a trail of destruction, battering Victoria with 130 kilometre per hour winds.
as the strong winds brought down trees and sent debris flying through the air.
The Yarra River in the CBD started overflowing unexpectedly as a result of a high tide and the bad weather.
Look back on the day's extreme weather through photos from ABC journalists and members of the public.
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