Australia’s southern states, especially Victorians are bracing for a rough weekend. With the weather reports reporting “very heavy” rainfall over the weekend, people are seen preparing for it. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a severe weather warning in the southwest of the state. The rainfall is expected to start from Friday evening throughout the weekend up till Monday. The heaviest bout shall be between Friday night and Saturday morning where the state could receive 10 mm of rainfall every hour. In the three days alone, Victoria is expected to receive more than its entire December rainfall.
The massive rainfall is going to strike the entire southern parts of Australia. About every state capital could get drenched. Parts of NSW could get “more than a month’s rain in 36 hours”. Victoria, Tasmania, and NSW are now officially on flood alert.
With this kind of rainfall, the risks of flash floods are triggered, especially in the city area. Authorities have warned the public to urge caution and are emergency services are preparing themselves for the next three days.
Premier Daniel Andrews urged Victorians to follow all weather warnings and advice during Question Time this morning.