April showers? We cop the lot in a day

UPDATE: An Albury rainfall record was smashed yesterday, with 66mm falling in the city to 9am today. 

This breaks the previous daily record for April, which was 62mm recorded on April 15 2000. 

The Border and North East Victorian region saw 40 to 60 mm fall yesterday which is more than the April average.

EARLIER TODAY: The April average of 37.1 millimetres was easily surpassed by 10.30pm last night with 48 millimetres falling in the city since 9am yesterday.

That’s after the 12.4 millimetres that had fallen on Wednesday night and early yesterday morning.

Yarrawonga, more famous for its sunshine, experienced the biggest rainfall in the North East with almost 100 millimetres in the 24 hours to 10.30pm.

Forecasters expected the rain that would continue to fall overnight would clear for most of today until a slight chance of a shower about 9pm.

In East Albury, water forced the closure of Mungabareena Road in the afternoon.

Victorian State Emergency Service volunteers were called to the Hume Freeway near Chiltern to remove a tree.

The bureau issued a severe weather warning for the heavy rain at 6.30pm last night, saying rainfall run-off into waterways in recent fire-affected areas like Harrietville, Granya, Tallangatta South and Kings Creek could contain debris and residents should be alert to potential landslides and debris on roads.

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