Weather in Melbourne: Severe thunderstorm risk for parts of Victoria

Wild weather will haunt Victoria again, with severe thunderstorms and heavy rains for parts of the state.

Wild weather will again plague Victoria, with severe thunderstorms developing over the west of the state.

Tom Delamonte, chief forecaster for the Bureau of Meteorology, said there had been an “outbreak” of severe storm activity in the west, bringing with it the threat of heavy rains and potentially harmful winds and large hailstones.

In parts of the Mallee there could be between 2-10 mm of precipitation on Thursday, in the Wimmera and in the southwest of the state it could increase to 10-30 mm.

“We were also able to see some localized falls up to 50-70 mm that would result in flash floods,” he said.

Mr Delamonte said the severe thunderstorm risk could stretch across central and eastern Victoria, including Melbourne, on Friday, with widespread rainfall of 10-30mm and an “outside chance” of noxious winds and large hailstones.

At the weekend the weather should relax.

It comes after thousands of residents in the central west of the state were left in the dark on Jan. 5 after wild storms crashed power lines and caused flash floods.

Videos shared on the Internet showed Ballarat residents wading knee-deep floods while other reporters soaked the area with torrential rain.

On January 7, Camberwell, Caulfield, Glen Waverley and Healesville were hit by severe storms on January 7, and heavy rains caused flash floods in Lethbridge, South Yarra, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne.

Originally published as Severe Thunderstorm Risk For Parts of Victoria

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