Ballarat storms break rainfall record

June 8, 2023 9:42 am in by
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46 millimetres of rainfall was recorded in Ballarat yesterday, beating a previous June record of 29.7 millimetres in 1923.

The heavy rain battered homes, businesses and roads yesterday, with drivers reporting potholes on the Western Highway Melbourne-bound between Mount Calendar and Remembrance Drive.

Ballarat SES reported 14 requests for assistance yesterday, with crews working to remove trees across roads and fix leaky ceilings.

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Showers will continue today, before easing Friday, with partly cloudy conditions forecast this weekend.