Wednesday 26 April 2017


Over the past couple of days we have had a cold front sweeping through Victoria and bringing with it some wild weather: Cold, rain, winds, hail and thunderstorms with lightning. More than 40 millimetres of rain have fallen over the past two days, with Melbourne on track to record its wettest April since 2001.

Wednesday was the coldest day in Melbourne so far this year with a maximum of about 14˚C, and averaging 11˚C for most of the day. Hail hit Melbourne's south-east suburbs on Wednesday afternoon, particularly Toorak. There were also reports of hail in Brighton, Alphington, Fairfield (where the photos below were taken), and Pakenham throughout the day.

The Darebin Creek in the Parklands at Fairfield/Alphington flooded with a great deal of water coming through at a great speed. We are expecting more of these weather conditions over the next couple of days.

This post is part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. Wow, big splashes from the cars and that hail looks big. I hope everyone is safe from the storm.
    Have a happy day!

  2. Gosh, that sure looks pretty wild. Great shots of the hail!

  3. Wow -- that hail is impressive!
    Stay safe in all the flood waters.
    Thank you for linking up at

  4. Wow, whata bad weather! The strongs of nature...
    Have a bretter weekend

  5. We are unable to control nature. I'm hoping all is well with your family and friends.


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