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Serious rain bypasses Shepparton

Hopefully, extremely dry areas will get decent drop today.

February 27, 2013 4:04am

The wet conditions forecast for the region yesterday turned out to be a damp squib.

While parts of Melbourne received up to 45mm of rain in four hours yesterday morning, by 5pm just 1.4mm of rain had been recorded at Shepparton Airport.

This was short of the expected 5mm and the up to 20mm that had been hoped for.

At Mangalore Airport, 14mm was recorded to 9am yesterday and Kyabram, Benalla, Echuca and Yarrawonga caught a few millimetres of rain during the day.

In Shepparton, the relative humidity reached 94 per cent about 9.30am and it remained sticky all day.

On Monday, Bureau of Meteorology forecasters predicted today’s weather would be more promising than what was expected yesterday.

Today’s forecast is for cloudy skies with scattered showers, increasing to rain during the afternoon.

There will be isolated thunderstorms across the district, with a forecast 77 per cent chance of 10mm or more of rain.

If the region doesn’t get any rain today it looks likely to miss out.

Isolated showers are expected in the northern country early tomorrow morning, with isolated thunderstorms in the north-east, but it will become sunny in the afternoon. However, there should be some relief from the overnight heat, with temperatures expected to fall to about 13°C tomorrow night.

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