Luff me it is windy out here
Bits of the Maribyrnong, particularly in the eponymous suburb are well-known for flooding, even when other areas aren't affected.Melbourne has some crazy random floods. Anyone remember the 2010(?) ones? I was at southern cross station on that day waiting for the skybus to the airport when it started getting bad.
The bus still left but within a few min there was water seeping in through the side door, looking out the window there were cars half under water and fucking hailstone icebergs floating around! And this was around north/west melb before we'd even left the city
we somehow made it to the airport - all cheered the driver.. then kinda realised that the airport had been smashed too so all the flights were delayed by like 6+hrs!
Into the centre of the city, Elizabeth St is built over the course of an old creek; if you look across the river from Southbank, you can see a quite large stormwater outlet that aligns with Liz St, which is a remnant of the old creek. In a heavy deluge in 1972 or '73, Liz St returned to its original state and flooded. My late grandfather worked in the city as a tailor, and recalled the occasion with an oft-retold tale... He had to pick up a pair of trousers from a client a few blocks away, so the easiest thing to do was walk there & back. The flood occurred between the out & back trips, so he had to walk through the water on his way back. So rather than mess up his own daks, he changed into the client's daks - in the middle of the city - 'cos they needed fixing up anyway, and it didn't matter if they got wet.