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Australia Melbourne weather: Wild winds to batter state as hail, thunder blow in

05:51  06 august  2018
05:51  06 august  2018 Source:   theage.com.au

Close your windows and don't go outside: Grim warning as rare storm sweeps across Australia's south coast

  Close your windows and don't go outside: Grim warning as rare storm sweeps across Australia's south coast Gale force winds are expected to push large amounts of dust across metro areas of South Australia.Gale force winds are expected to push large amounts of dust across metro areas of the state including Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Ceduna, Roxby Downs and Port Augusta.

Wild weather is set to batter the state again this week as strong winds break winter records. North-westerly gusts of up to 100km/h will bear down over While there's no warning in place for Melbourne , it will still be windy in the city with gusts up to 60km/h. Thunderstorms, showers and hail are also

Wild winds are set to batter the state again this week. North-westerly gusts of up to 100km/h will bear down over the north-east of Victoria and Gippsland Why I love living in Melbourne ! A short but sweet Hail / Thunder Storm after a Sunny Morning of 18 degrees we are down to 12 with talk of snow on

Rain and wind batter Melbourne as shoppers try to take cover on Elizabeth Street.© Angela Wylie Rain and wind batter Melbourne as shoppers try to take cover on Elizabeth Street. Wild winds are set to batter the state again this week.

North-westerly gusts of up to 100km/h will bear down over the north-east of Victoria and Gippsland on Monday leading the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a severe weather warning for damaging winds.

The Alpine regions will cop the brunt, with Mount Buller, Mount Baw Baw, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek all expected to be affected. Just after midnight on Monday, Falls Creek recorded a gust of 111km/h.

Snow showers are also forecast so people are being warned to steer clear of the Alpine areas if possible as the winds will make driving difficult and visibility will be low.

Rain, hail hammer Adelaide

  Rain, hail hammer Adelaide Adelaide has been lashed by torrential rain and heavy hail as an extreme cold front hits the state, sending temperatures plummeting. Emergency crews are being kept busy with calls for help after falls of more than 60 millimetres in some parts of the state.Heavy hail blanketed the hills this morning, creating treacherous conditions on the roads. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd An extreme cold front has brought heavy rain and hail to Adelaide. Picture: 9NEWS Residents were shocked by what confronted them when they woke up.

Speed limits on the West Gate Bridge were lowered to 60km/h on Monday morning due to the high winds The state was buffeted by dangerous winds There are severe weather warnings for north-east Victoria and Gippsland and it'll be windy in the city too, with Melbourne looking at gusts of up to

There are severe weather warnings for north-east Victoria and Gippsland and it'll be windy in the city too, with Melbourne looking at gusts of up to 60km/h.

Snow showers are expected in Alpine areas on Monday.© Chris Hocking Snow showers are expected in Alpine areas on Monday. While there's no warning in place for Melbourne, it will still be windy in the city with gusts up to 60km/h. Thunderstorms, showers and hail are also forecast so the expected top temperature of 13 degrees will feel much colder.

"It will certainly feel quite unpleasant out there," Bureau duty forecaster Stuart Coombes said.

Speed limits on the West Gate Bridge were lowered to 60km/h on Monday morning due to the high winds. Drivers were told to be cautious and secure any loads.

The State Emergency Service is advising that people secure loose items around their house and move cars from under trees.

People should also steer clear if they come across fallen power lines.

The wild weather is here for the week, with another intense front expected to move through on Tuesday and Wednesday bringing more strong and squally winds.

There will be a brief reprieve on Thursday before Friday brings another potentially damaging system.

"Friday is likely to be a very windy day across much of the state," Mr Coombes said.

The state was buffeted by dangerous winds throughout July with 141km/h gusts recorded at Wilsons Promontory and a Marysville boy injured when a tree feel through the roof of his house.

Thousands of Tasmanians without power, Ben Lomond ski lodge evacuated after wild weather overnight .
Strong winds in Tasmania overnight leave 3,500 people without power and prompt evacuations from the Ben Lomond ski lodge in the state's north east.Wild weather has also left 3,500 properties without power across the state overnight.

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