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

Severe weather warning for Southern states as residents are warned of 'unusually powerful cold front' bringing dust storms, hail and freezing winds of up to 130 km/h

  Severe weather warning for Southern states as residents are warned of 'unusually powerful cold front' bringing dust storms, hail and freezing winds of up to 130 km/h The wild weather will move in early on Friday morning courtesy of a severe cold front, with Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania all in the firing line. Winds of up to 130km/h are forecast and abnormally high tides are tipped.The cold front will hit the far west of South Australia first, before sweeping east through the state's central and eastern districts and into Victoria.

Severe wind gusts are wreaking havoc around Victoria, felling trees, blocking roads, causing blackouts and blowing loads off trucks. Dark clouds and rain descended on Melbourne at 8.30am, with winds of up to 100km/h recorded around the state and shrouding the city in dust.

United States Weather . New York, NY. For a recap on Tuesday's severe weather , click here. Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds , hail and isolated tornadoes are threatening residents from the A truck that was blown on its side during a tornado-warned thunderstorm. (Photo/Marc Stempka).

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.

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 the nearby

A miserable cocktail of “damaging” gales, thunder , heavy downpours and even hail is forecast to ravage MISERABLE: Stormy weather is set to batter the UK over the next few days. The weather across the world is getting wilder and weirder, causing chaos, death and destruction around the globe.

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.

Lingering cold fronts spell chilly week for south-east Australia .
A series of cold fronts are expected to continue menacing south-east Australia after a weekend ravaged by rain and damaging winds. In Tasmania, a low pressure system has triggered several flood watches in the island’s north-west, north and north-east catchments and one minor flood warning for the Mersey River, as well as winds of over 105km/h along the north-west coast.https://twitter.com/BOM_SA/status/1023050167182913536Parts of New South Wales have been battered by gusts exceeding 110km/h, easing into this morning.

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