You posted this just to make me mad didn’t you
Australian east set for severe soaking as major storm systems strengthen
By Kate Doyle
Hail, destructive winds and heavy rain are set to pummel much of the eastern seaboard in the coming days, with the Bureau of Meteorology issuing severe weather warnings in several states.
Much of Victoria is expected to be inundated over the next few days, with conditions forecast to worsen overnight and into tomorrow.
Meanwhile Tropical Cyclone Owen is intensifying in the Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to strengthen to hit Queensland on Friday.
It is currently a category 2 storm, but could be a category 3 when it makes landfall.
“We’ve got a low pressure system likely to develop over south-eastern Australia, probably over Victoria on Thursday,” the BOM’s extreme weather desk manager James Taylor said.
“That will draw in moisture from the Tropics and tropical cyclone Owen during Thursday and Friday and create a heavy rainfall risk from a cloud band with embedded thunderstorms over a large part of probably the eastern seaboard.”
Giphy: Forecast rainfall over the next few days
Mr Taylor said the heavy rainfall risk will be for large parts of Victoria and northern and eastern Tasmania.
There is also a chance of extreme conditions in South Australia’s south-east as well as eastern New South Wales, and up along the coast of Queensland.
Mr Taylor said while most of the potential damage in the south-east will likely be rain-related, Owen could also generate damaging winds in Queensland.
“We’ve got a real risk with heavy rainfall, but there’s also damaging to destructive winds associated with [tropical cyclone] Owen that we need to worry about,” he said.
Just started here.
Are we allowed to talk about hail in this thread? Or just rain?
NO OTHER THINGS.
Ffs enough with the rain.
yes - but you have to call it frozen rain
Updated forecast says I’m not getting frozen-rained on on my ride home anyway.
Very short-lived here. Eric Olthwaite would have been disappointed. Hardly registered in rain gauge.
So I started this thread the night before the threatened Rainageddon last year. As you all remember, that Rainageddon never happened, but what did happen is that my work Christmas party (which was supposed to be outside) was pre-emptively cancelled.
I’ll give you one guess what’s scheduled for tomorrow.
my work christmas party is tomorrow too
We’ve been working together ALL THIS TIME
Come over and say hi, we can chat over an eggnog.
careful doe, trolley man gets jealous real easy.
It’s raining in Mathoura.
No rain so far here in brunswick
Light rain in South Oakleigh - skies are getting dark very quickly now.