VIC Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Large Hail


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Central Forecast District.

Issued at 6:54 pm Sunday, 2 May 2021.


Weather Situation: While isolated thunderstorms continue through parts of central Victoria, including outer suburbs of Melbourne, near a trough moving slowly east, radar suggests that most storms remain well below severe thresholds apart from near the central coast. The environment is slowly becoming less likely to support development of severe thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Wonthaggi and Rosebud.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the North Central district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Boonah has recorded 10.8mm of rainfall of which 10.0mm was recorded in the 12 minutes to 4:13pm

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* If driving conditions are dangerous, safely pull over away from trees, drains, low-lying areas and floodwater. Avoid travel if possible.
* Stay safe by avoiding dangerous hazards, such as floodwater, mud, debris, damaged roads and fallen trees.
* Be aware - heat, fire or recent storms may make trees unstable and more likely to fall when it's windy or wet.
* Check that loose items, such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured. Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Stay indoors and away from windows.
* If outdoors, move to a safe place indoors. Stay away from trees, drains, gutters, creeks and waterways.
* Stay away from fallen powerlines - always assume they are live.
* Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks. Heavy rainfall may also increase the potential for landslides and debris across roads.
* Stay informed: Monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency website/app/hotline.


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