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VIC set for a soaking

Kim Westcott, Saturday November 24, 2018 - 17:47 AEDT

Victorians had a week of wild weather. This week, rain is on the horizon.

It was a steamy start to last week, with a majority of the state recording daytime temperatures of 7-10 degrees above the November average.

Overnight into Tuesday remained very warm, with the rain reaching the city at 4pm, causing the temperature to drop 10 degrees in 30 minutes.

Rain came down thick and fast on Tuesday and into Wednesday for parts of Central, West and South Gippsland and North East, with these districts collecting 20-40mm.

By Thursday, the pool of cold air had caught up, and temperatures plummeted. This time around, many places were 7-10 degrees below the November average, with the Alpine region picking up snow. Friday was generally the coldest day, with Melbourne only reaching 14.5 degrees, the coldest November day since 2007.

While this week will not see the soaring high and low swing of the mercury, it looks to be a wet one.

A trough and embedded low will shift east, reaching the western border by Tuesday, bringing with it wind, rain and storms. Depending on the position of this low, central and eastern parts could pick up the bulk of this rain on Wednesday and early Thursday.

Unfortunately, it could be lead to flooding due to the amount of rain received last week.

- Weatherzone

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