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solid rain band sweeping in from the east of Melb ?

Discussion in 'Daily & Chat' started by Hunter, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. Hunter

    Hunter Part of the Furniture Endless Winter

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    Very different
    Not sure if someone can take an picture of the radar image ATM please
    An explanation of this would be good, normally, nearly always our weather sweeps in east to west ?
     
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    Hunter Part of the Furniture Endless Winter

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    thanks
    feels like slow deep soaking rain is upon us, old school...
     
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    TOFF Im not the messiah Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hunter Part of the Furniture Endless Winter

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    Fantastic image !

    Thanks for taking the time Toff

    Is this very rare ?
     
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    Not incredibly rare to have rain come in from the east, all it takes is a low pressure system to form in the right place. East Coast Lows (ECLs) typically bring heavy rain to Gippsland from an easterly or south-easterly direction. Very occasionally if the low moves in the right direction the rain heads further west into Melbourne.

    This is a little different though, but I have seen it happen before. A nice little injection of cold air from a front allowed the low to develop right over Victoria, steering rain in from the NE and over very interesting places.
     
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