Melbourne hit with heavy rainfall and hailstones with severe weather warning for parts of Victoria


Melbourne is smashed by giant hailstones as parts of the city are lashed with 24mm of rain in just 15 minutes and Victoria’s rescue hotline is inundated with calls for help

  • Victoria has been issued with a severe thunderstorm warning amid wild weather
  • The State Emergency Services (SES) received 200 calls for help on Saturday 
  • Flooding and roof damage reported in Melbourne’s south east and inner suburbs
  • Melbourne’s south east was lashed with as much as 24mm of rain in 15 minutes
  • Bureau of Meteorology warned more large hailstones and heavy rain on the way


Melbourne has been lashed by giant hail stones and torrential rain as homes were flooded and Victoria’s rescue hotline recorded its second busiest week ever. 

Victoria’s State Emergency Service received 200 calls for help on Saturday afternoon after 24mm of rain fell in Melbourne’s south east in just 15 minutes. 

The inner eastern suburbs of Camberwell and Glen Iris both experienced flash flooding.

The SES received calls predominantly from Melbourne’s south-east and inner eastern suburbs with reports of damage to homes from flooding. 

The SES was inundated with 200 calls for help on Saturday as a severe thunderstorm warning is issued for parts of Victoria on Saturday evening

Heavy rainfall and large hailstones lashed Melbourne's south east and inner-eastern suburbs on Saturday (pictured)

Heavy rainfall and large hailstones lashed Melbourne’s south east and inner-eastern suburbs on Saturday (pictured)

In the 24 hours to 7pm on Saturday the SES received 333 calls, with the service also reporting its second busiest week on record in the past seven days.  

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm on Saturday evening warning more large hailstones and heavy rainfall could be on the way.  

The BOM said hailstones up to 2cm in diameter were reported during the storm, with hail as large as 3cm in Nagambie, 120km north of Melbourne.

The areas with the most calls for assistance were Dandenong North, Inverloch, Dandenong, Springvale and Noble Park. 

Hailstones lashed Melbourne on Saturday in a bout of unpredictable weather, with more heavy rainfall and large hailstones potentially on the way

Hailstones lashed Melbourne on Saturday in a bout of unpredictable weather, with more heavy rainfall and large hailstones potentially on the way

The SES has reminded Victorians to drive cautiously during wild weather by looking out for fallen tree branches and to avoid entering into dangerous floodwater. 

Severe weather warnings remain in place for south and west Gippsland, Mallee and Wimmera districts as damaging winds and heavy rainfall are forecast to hit the region.

A heavy rainfall warning has been issued for Western Port as the storm continue to move further east. 

THE WEATHER IN YOUR CITY

PERTH

Saturday Partly cloudy. Min 10 Max 22

Sunday Mostly sunny. Min 9 Max 23

Monday Mostly sunny. Min 10 Max 26

Tuesday Possible shower. Min 12 Max 25 

ADELAIDE

Saturday: Shower or two. Min 19 Max 28

Sunday:  Possible shower. Min 11 Max 22

Monday: Shower or two. Min 10 Max 20

Tuesday: Shower or two. Min 10 Max 19 

MELBOURNE

Saturday: Humid, showers. Min 17 Max 26

Sunday: Showers easing. Min 14 Max 20

Monday: Shower or two. Min 12 Max 20

Tuesday: Shower or two. Min 11 Max 19

HOBART

Saturday: Showers increasing. Min 12 Max 25

Sunday: Shower or two. Min 11 Max 17

Monday: Shower or two. Min 9 Max 19

Tuesday: Shower or two. Min 9 Max 16 

CANBERRA

Saturday: Shower or two. Min 10 Max 22

Sunday: Showers. Min 12 Max 22

Monday: Shower or two. Min 12 Max 25

Tuesday: Shower or two. Min 10 Max 23 

SYDNEY 

Saturday: Shower or two. Min 17 Max 25

Sunday: Showers increasing: Min 17 Max 28

Monday: Shower or two. Min 17 Max 28

Tuesday: Shower or two. Min 18 Max 25

BRISBANE

Saturday: Shower or two. Min 17 Max 25

Sunday: Shower or two. Min 16 Max 28

Monday: Showers. Min 19 Max 27

Tuesday: Shower or two. Min 20 Max 32 

DARWIN

Saturday: Shower or two. Min 27 Max 34

Sunday: Shower or two. Min 27 Max 34

Monday: Shower or two. Min 27 Max 35

Tuesday: Shower or two. Min 27 Max 34

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