Wimmera and Mallee soaked

Grey skies welcomed residents across the Wimmera on Friday.THUNDERSTORMS delivered more than 30 millimetres of rain in some parts of theWimmera and Mallee on Friday.

The western Wimmera recorded some of the biggest totals, with 23mm at Kanivaand about 25mm at Nhill.

Dimboola had recorded30mm by 11am on Friday, with more falling later in the day.

Horsham recorded about 18mm on Friday, and Mt William had about the same.

Clear Lake had 24mm by 8am on Friday and Longerenong had 10mm.

However the moisture was less prevalent in Ararat and Stawell and the far north.

The Bureau of Meteorology recordedabout 10mm atEdenhope by 9am on Friday.

Ararat had about nine millimetres on Friday, while Stawell had 10mm.The weekend also brought widespread showers, with Horsham recording seven millimetres on Saturday and Nhill four.

Warracknabeal had three millimetres, Stawell recorded five, and Ararat had four.

Bureau figures show Natimukrecorded the highest rain total in the Wimmera for the past seven days with 60 millimetres.


SOAKING rains have delivered falls of up to 20mm across the Wimmera and Mallee in the past 24 hours.

Consistent rain continues to fall across the region with the western reaches of the catchment experiencing some of the heaviest falls.

At Nhill, 21mm of rain has fallen since the early hours of Friday morning according to the Bureau of Meteorology, while Dimboola has received 20mm.

Edenhope has received 9.6mm.

In Horsham,14mm of rain has fallenand Longerenong has had 10mm.

At Stawell there has been 9mm of rain while at Mt William there has been 18mm.

Ararat has yet to record any falls.

The weather is expected to clear throughout the morning and into the weekend.

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