Nov 6, 2018

Melbourne floods: More rain in 2 hours than September and October combined, Australia

Melbourne VIC
Australia
by
The Watchers
Photo: The Watchers
Photo: The Watchers

A slow-moving storm system dumped heavy rain over parts of southeastern Australia on November 6, 2018, causing power outages and traffic chaos. The city's northwestern suburbs suffered worst of the storm.

Thousands of homes and businesses were left without power in the city of Melbourne today, after 'very slow-moving' storm dumped half of the city's November rainfall in just three hours.

In fact, in just 2 hours to 11:00 local time today, the storm dumped 35 mm (1.4 inches) of rain. This is more the city has seen in September and November combined.

Victoria SES received 400 calls for assistance, mostly due to flood-related incidents. The service said it rescued 14 people trapped in floodwaters.

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Several flights were diverted from Melbourne Airport due to unsafe landing conditions.