Flood warnings and heavy rainfall over southern Victoria.

If you are like me and planning your travel itinery for the winter (break, if you are in university) – give this week until about mid-next week a skip and stay safe in the city.

Roads are going to be wet, slippery, and visibility probably low as South Victoria takes a beating from heavy rains over the next few days. Flooding is expected over the Gippsland region

Paraphrasing how Hughesy Loses It on Rove, “Where are the BLOODY catchment areas?! People are drowning and they say we’re having a drought!”

2 Comments so far

  1. Alex (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 5:16 pm

    I wonder if this is trending back to a proper La Nina cycle. It’s a funny country, isn’t it. Pray for rain, the place bloody floods. That’s some black comedy (and I don’t mean a Queen Latifah film).


  2. dissembly (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 5:22 pm

    Alex At June – Meteorologists have been expecting that for a while, but this apparently isn’t it yet.

    The drought has not yet broken, i’m not even sure if the current spates of rains are enough so far to make up the annual rainfall ‘deficit’ of a drought year.

    But it should be around the corner.

    There is research to suggest that La Nina cycles won’t mean as much to Australia in future, however… something to do with changes in the Indian Ocean system (La Nina occurs in the Pacific) due to global warming… but we probably have a few years before that kicks in.



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