Melbourne Will Be Hit With A Huge Storm While You’re Driving Home

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Melbourne Will Be Hit With A Huge Storm While You’re Driving Home

The eastern suburbs were expected to be lashed with a heavy thunderstorm during tonight’s peak time. 

3.38PM UPDATE:

The Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled their previous warning for severe thunderstorms. The situation will continue to be monitored.

 

3PM UPDATE:

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning for severe thunderstorms. At 2.45pm, a statement read that conditions had temporarily eased after a system saw Frankston North receive 10mm of rain in 10 minutes. The public are being warned of possible hail as well.

Earlier today, Senior Meteorologist Dean Stewart had said storms developed over Port Phillip Bay. He described the atmosphere as 'unstable'.

See an image of the current warning area below...

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Bureau of Meteorology Senior Forecaster Michael Efron told us they are expecting an ‘extensive band’ of thunderstorm activity. Cranbourne and Pakenham are some of the suburbs that are expected to be hit the most.

The storms could become severe with a chance of hail. 

Melbourne will then receive some relief during the night, with a cold front coming through bringing temperatures down over the weekend.

 

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