Winter has come. And it’s hitting Melbourne hard. While the Snowy Mountains skifields are enjoying their first big dump of the season, with more than 50cm of snow covering the slopes, Melbourne is copping heavy rains, gale-force winds and flooding from the Yarra River as a result of a deep low pressure system in Bass Strait.
Wind gusts above 100kmh have been reported at Melbourne airport, where two truck accidents have caused traffic chaos, including one blown over at the entrance to the long term car park.
Here are some of the extraordinary images being shared on social media.
Port Phillip Bay can get nasty
— Mornington Pen Kids (@MornPenKids) June 24, 2014
Ponyfish Island bar has gone from serving drinks to being in it
Now this weather is full on. Check out the Yarra! pic.twitter.com/Kfddd1nfOl
— Eureka Skydeck (@Eureka_Skydeck) June 24, 2014
— Leena (@LeenaVanD) June 24, 2014
— Kristina Kukolja (@KristinaKukolja) June 24, 2014
One reason while train services are delayed
This guy is responsible for the Belgrave line suspension. pic.twitter.com/LfkIlZxo4e
— Metro Trains (@metrotrains) June 24, 2014
A king tide doesn’t help
— Fen (@FenstarDeLuxe) June 24, 2014
— Mike Dwyer (@changefactorymj) June 24, 2014
— Emily Kocaj (@EmilyKocaj) June 24, 2014
— Vernie Valentos (@vernievalentos) June 24, 2014
Port Melbourne has been expanded, literally
— John Sharpley (@JOBBLY) June 24, 2014
Brighton might be posh, but the weather isn’t well-mannered
— Jonathan Sherman (@stsherman) June 24, 2014
— Flying Kangaroo (@FlynKangaroo) June 24, 2014
And Frankston joins in
— Ashley Leahy (@AshleyLeahy) June 24, 2014
— Jodie (@JodieJustCos) June 24, 2014
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