BOM Says This Weekend’s Storm In Victoria Will Be A 10 Out Of 10

The Bureau of Meteorology says Victoria is expected to receive roughly entire summer's worth of rain in the space of three days. A severe weather warning has been issued for literally everywhere in the State and residents are advised to act with caution and be prepared.

BOM Forecaster Scott Williams says: "Those thunderstorms will gradually all weld into a massive, great rain band, and that band will spread down across the state on Friday night and Saturday morning.

"This is a vast, intense, high-impact event for this state.

"It's not just 300mm at the top of the mountains, it's 300mm possible anywhere from Wangaratta to Hotham Heights.


"If we're going to get gale-force south-westerly winds, a high tide, 150mm of rain in Melbourne over two days - that's three times the December average - we're going to have massive flooding."

Safe to say, things will be fucked over the weekend.

When asked how Mr Williams would rate the oncoming storm out of 10, he replied with: "I'll take the punt and say it's a 10 for Victoria."


He added: "So we're going to have major, major, major flooding problems right around this state, probably many roads cut ... I suspect [infrastructure] will be impacted as badly as most of us have ever seen."

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is warning residents not to be complacent because it's just a bit of water. He has written on Twitter: "Just because it's not bushfire, don't presume it's fine. Flash flooding is extremely destructive and deadly.

"Do. Not. Ever. Drive. Through. Flood. Waters."

"This is a serious event. We're not mucking around here. My family - both in Melbourne and in Wangaratta - are taking every precaution. And so should yours. Stay safe."

ABC says that thunderstorms obviously aren't rare in November, however ones of this scale aren't seen regularly. Ten millimetres an hour is expected to rain down on Melbournians and State Emergency Service workers have already started sandbagging areas expected to be the hardest hit.

Mr Williams said: "If you wake up [on Friday] and think it isn't going to happen you'll just have to wait a while. They didn't think the Titanic would sink either, but it did."

Those are some chilling words, but even though some people reckon that the authorities are being a bit sensationalist, it's better to be over cautious than underprepared.

Fingers crossed the state will get through the storm with as little damage as possible.

Sources: ABC, The Age

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