Wimmera records significant rainfall

AREAS of the Wimmera recorded significant rain on Tuesday, with the highest fall recorded at Horsham Aerodrome.

Horsham received 25.4mm in total with 12.4mm falling between midnight on Monday and 9am on Tuesday morning.

A further 13mm was recorded between 9am and 1.30pm before the rain band moved through to central Victoria.

Edenhope received 24.4mm – including 18.6mm overnight, Nhill 23.2mm and Stawell 21mm.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Richard Carlyon said the rain was significant for the region without breaking any records.

“It follows heavy rainfall in the middle of the month over about four days, so it’s been a fairly wet month,” he said.

Mr Carlyon said the western third of Victoria fared best from the rain band.

“Hamilton recorded the highest rainfall in the state at 34mm,” he said.

“The rain band travelled from the south-west to the Wimmera on Tuesday morning.

“Some areas in the Mallee also got some good rain as well.”

Mr Carlyon said Wednesday and Thursday would be fine, with rain expected again on Friday.

He said the bureau had forecast between five and 10mm of rain for the Wimmera.

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