The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) issued an update at 5am this morning to say that severe thunderstorms were no longer occurring in the state.
“The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued as necessary,” the BoM said.
Up to 18,000 homes in Victoria powered by PowerCorp lost power, while the city of Geelong was left partly underwater and other areas felt hurricane-force wind gusts.
Flash flooding was seen across Melbourne, from Werribee to Mentone in the south east and McKinnon.
An Uber driver’s car was swept away by the deluge after trying to drive through a flash flood in Elwood, in the south of the city.
The driver and his young passenger managed to escape through the window when the car became lodged under a pedestrian bridge.
Skies raged over the city, causing major flash flooding on city roads, with some areas recording more than 60 millimeters of rain as lightning struck too close for comfort.
Large hailstones pelted cars on the Monash Freeway and shattered windows in Wheelers Hill.
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The SES has received more than 899 calls for help since the storms began at 9 p.m. Wednesday.