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Melbourne is lashed a few hours before Oaks Day Race with hail, heavy rain and lightning


A wild hailstorm dumped up to 30cm of ice in parts of Melbourne at night with frozen pellets still on the ground on the Ladies' morning. Day in Flemington. Office new meteorology duty Forecaster Tom Delamotte said yesterday, but late in Melbourne yesterday, was late yesterday afternoon, on the day of Melbourne. This was followed after 19:00 by an intense mistreatment of the inner southeastern and eastern Melbroune suburbs of Caulfield to South Burwood, where hail in some areas steadily dropped more than 15 minutes.

Social media was flooded with hail photos after Melbourne's southeastern suburbs were pelted with hail up to 15 minutes straight on Wednesday night, causing ice to accumulate to 30 cm deep. Rain, hail and lightning hit the south-east dumping ice the size of popcorn for a solid 15 minutes in some parts, covering the ground like snow. It may have reached up to 30 cm or so in some parts, next to fences, & # 39; said Mr. Delamotte. Ice occupied the Monash highway and left motorists in slippery and treacherous conditions.

The weather dried up in time for today's Kennedy Oaks day on Melbourne's Flemington racecourse. Traditionally, Oaks Day is the day of the ladies when women parade their glamorous outfits. In some parts of Melbourne, 11 hours later ice was displayed on the ground. The weather station said the cold, unstable air had caused the weather, but it was cleared in time for horse racing fans on the Kennedy Oaks Day at Flemington race. Oaks Day, traditionally known as Ladies' Day, will be dry, cloudy and cool with a top of 18C, allowing Melbourne's glitterati to parade their fashion unhindered by rain.

Ice covered the streets of Melbourne after a hailstorm on Wednesday night Melbourne Cup Day racegoers were not so lucky with the crash of record rains on Tuesday, which led to flash in the city. More rain fell in two hours than in the whole months of September and October. The fixed conditions are expected to continue next week, as it is warming up again to reach an expected 29C next Monday and Tuesday in Melbourne.

More rain dropped in two hours on Melbourne Cup Day than in the whole months of September and October, causing the flash to cause flooding in the city prior to the world-famous horse race

Despite the rain, the show continued, with Cross Counter driven by jockey Kerrin McEvoy who won the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday for the second placed Marmelo.

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