Victoria might be under lockdown due to coronavirus but Mother Nature has given a good reason to stay inside with seven days of rain forecast.
Melbourne is in for seven consecutive days of rain from and including Friday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
The bureau said it’s due to “humid, unstable air” moving across Victoria.
Across the next seven days, Melbourne is forecast to get showers or possible showers each day with the possibility of rain at 70-80 per cent each day except Monday where it’s at 60 per cent and Tuesday where it’s 90.
The rain won’t be heavy though with about 1-3mm across the weekend, about 0-1mm on Monday and 2-6mm the rest of the week.
Residents can expect temperatures between 8-16 degrees throughout the week.
BOM duty forecaster Tom Delamotte said it’s “not particularly” odd for Melbourne to receive seven consecutive days of rain.
“It’s not consistent rain,” he said.
“There’s some shower activity and some dry spells. It’s typical winter weather.”
Humid, unstable air will continue to bring mild, foggy nights and unsettled, showery days to #Victoria this week. Showers may grow tall enough tomorrow to produce thunder and lightning. Find out more about how thunderstorms form at our blog: https://t.co/spkFrlrBlj #VicWeather pic.twitter.com/AgplwOy4Uk— Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria (@BOM_Vic) August 13, 2020
Flooding likely for Gippsland regions
The East Gippsland region will be hit harder by the rain with Orbost set for 20-30mm on Saturday and 15-20mm on Sunday.
Monday is due to be partly cloudy with no rain before light showers continue for the rest of the week.
It could lead to some flooding in the region with warnings in place for Bemm, Cann, Snowy and Genoa rivers.
In the northern parts of Victoria, most towns will avoid the deluge but receive light showers across the weekend through to next week.
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