Melbourne has shivered through its coldest morning of the
year following storms that caused flash flooding in Geelong.
The mercury plummeted to 12.6C at 7.03am (AEDT) today, making
it the coldest morning of 2014, according to the Bureau of
The cold snap came on the back of flash flooding in Geelong
on Wednesday, with storms dumping 50mm of rain in one hour
alone at the Geelong Racecourse, bureau spokeswoman Andrea
"That's really considerable rainfall in a short period of
time," she said.
The SES received 180 calls for help, with most coming from
The rains caused flooding and minor building damage there and
floodwaters trapped two people in their cars.
The wild weather also caused the facade of the Geelong
Miner's Cottage to collapse, SES spokesman Stefan Delatovic
The highest rainfall was at Geelong racecourse, which
recorded 54mm of rain.
The next highest was Warburton which had 50mm while areas to
Melbourne's northeast and east also recorded high falls.