Warragul’s October rain falls short of average

October has fallen well short of the average rainfall for the month, with just 69.3 millimetres hitting the ground in the region over 31 days.

Rainfall across West Gippsland last week has seen dams and tanks overflowing as the weekly rainfall was almost as high as the average monthly rainfall. Rainfall recorded for Warragul last week was 88mm, just short of the 115-year average of

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Dry weather forecast

East and West Gippsland will be a focus for emergency services this summer, as very dry conditions over consecutive years results in above-normal bushfire conditions.

East and West Gippsland will be a focus for emergency services this summer, as very dry conditions over consecutive years results in above-normal bushfire conditions. The Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook, developed by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research

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Flooding for Garfield

The Tarago River at Robin Hood Reserve was fast flowing on Thursday as much of Baw Baw Shire avoided the forecast deluge of rain.

While much of Baw Baw Shire avoided the forecast deluge of rain late last week, some localised flooding was experienced in the west of the shire and into Cardinia Shire on Thursday. Heavy rain in Garfield saw localised flooding in

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Rain cancels events

Bureau of Meteorology warnings of up to 100mm of rain in West Gippsland from Friday to Sunday fell short but the region was spared of any dangerous flash flooding.

Warnings of a super storm hitting the state over the weekend may not have impacted as originally predicted, but several events and sporting activities were either called off or washed out across West Gippsland. Bureau of Meteorology warnings of up

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Chasing the storm

Gippsland Storm Chaser Helen Murdock checks over some of the dramatic weather shots she has taken at her computer in her Warragul home.

Warragul woman Helen Murdock doesn’t have her head in the clouds but she does look towards them whenever she gets the chance. Ms Murdock is what is known as a “storm chaser”. Somebody that loves the spectacle of a storm,

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