Melbourne has a reputation for changeable weather and extremes of meteorological conditions. This year, our Spring has been late in arriving, relatively cool and wet. Last week we had a couple of days of good weather as you can see from the first shot in the Darebin Parklands.
Last Sunday wild, windy weather belted Victoria and Melbourne, pulling thousands of trees from the ground and slamming them across roads and into homes and cars. A woman, believed to be in her 50s, was killed when the extreme wind storm cause a tree to rip out from the ground and come crashing into her property in Millgrove in Melbourne's east.
In all, the wind brought down 2000 trees and at least 400 power lines, damaged dozens of homes and turned a house fire in Aspendale Gardens into a dangerous blaze that threatened nearby properties. The fierce winds also caused traffic chaos in the air and on the ground and sucked the power from about 83,000 properties, mainly in Melbourne's outer east. AusNet Services had 75 staff working through the night and called in dozens of extra workers on the field on Monday morning but 42,400 homes are still without power.
A tree in our front yard lost a big limb as you can see in the second photo, and further up in our neighbourhood in Rossmoyne St in Thornbury a tree came down as you can see in the third photo (by Mathew Lynn). Rain followed the windy conditions and fortunately that stopped the wild weather...
This post is part of the Blue Monday meme,
and also part of the Through my Lens meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme.