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Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Melbourne

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria Regional Office

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CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - MELBOURNE AREA

Issued at 4:06 am Sunday, 1 May 2016.

The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.


A more general severe thunderstorm warning remains current for the North East,
West and South Gippsland and parts of the Central, East Gippsland, Northern
Country and North Central districts.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 217. The Bureau and State Emergency
Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
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