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Wet and windy conditions set to ease along the Victorian Alps

Kim Westcott, Thursday December 5, 2013 - 15:11 EDT

Heavy rain and blustery conditions have swept through northeastern Victoria.

Rain bucketed down across the North East District yesterday and into this morning, with Mount Hotham seeing 77mm to 9am Thursday, the heaviest falls since March. Mount Buller recorded 71mm, the heaviest falls since February. This added to the previous day's rain, bringing the 48 hour total to 92mm, making it the wettest two days since the winter of 2011 at Mount Buller. Falls Creek also saw 68mm in the rain gauge. Nearby gauges also recorded widespread falls of 25mm-50mm in the region

A wind gust of 93km/h was recorded at Mount Hotham and 80km/h at Falls Creek yesterday. Across the border, a 91km/h gust was clocked at Thredbo last night.

A low pressure trough and cold front has produced the rainy and windy weather, with another 10-15mm expected today, some of which is likely to fall as snow on the peaks due to below freezing temperatures.

On Friday showers will clear the region as a high pressure ridge builds. Warmer and drier conditions are expected over the weekend.

- Weatherzone

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