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    Hows the weather in Melbourne?

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hope all fellow snobs are safe in this current downpour

    Flinders Street, Melbourne


    For people in the Inner, South East, Eastern, Northern, Outer East and parts of the Western, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip and Western Port Local Warning Areas.

    Issued at 3:34 pm Saturday, 6 March 2010.

    The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 3:35 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Dandenong, Glen Waverley, Pakenham and Ringwood. These thunderstorms are moving towards the southeast. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect South Pakenham, the area east of Mt Dandenong, the area east of Pakenham and the area northeast of Pakenham by 4:05 pm.

    Other severe thunderstorms were located near Hurstbridge, the area north of Mt Macedon, the area northeast of Gisborne and the area west of Kilmore. They are forecast to affect Lilydale, Yarra Glen, the area east of Sunbury and the area west of Whittlesea by 4:05 pm and Craigieburn, Greensborough, Preston and Whittlesea by 4:35 pm.

    Damaging winds, very heavy rainfall, flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

    Reports of hail between 2cm and 5cm have reported from these thunderstorms in several suburbs including North Melbourne, Ascot Vale, Heathmont and Melton. Hail as big as 10cm has recently been reported in Ferntree Gully.
    Wind gusts to around 100 km/hr have been recorded at Melbourne Airport.
    Significant rainfall totals have been recorded in 15 to 30 minutes periods, including;
    46mm at Maribyrnong
    43mm at Rockbank,
    40mm at Melton
    33mm at Deer Park
    32mm at Keilor

    The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
    * Keep clear of fallen power lines.
    * secure any loose objects in the vicinity of your home.
    * keep away from creeks and drains.
    * do not drive vehicles through flooded areas.
    * stay indoors if possible.
    * Avoid using the phone during the storm.
    * if you are outside, avoid sheltering under trees
    * listen to the radio for storm updates
    * switch off your computer and electrical appliances

    The next warning is due to be issued by 4:35 pm.

    A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Northern Country, North Central, Central and parts of the Mallee, Wimmera, West and South Gippsland and Western districts.

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

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    Re: Hows the weather in Melbourne?

    thats what my other half is stuck in and wants me to go and pick him up... bugger that in the new car he can walk home I had a laugh....

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    Re: Hows the weather in Melbourne?

    In other news: My car got a free wash while I was at work! ;D

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    Re: Hows the weather in Melbourne?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4E44474C4B515C49404B250 link=1267859577/3#3 date=1267868647
    In other news: My car got a free wash while I was at work! *;D
    inside and out? :o

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