Storms in Victoria on leave ~500,000 without power

A short back-dated article to note about the storm of Thursday 28th and Friday 29th October that left almost 500,000 people without power in Victoria:


This series of tweets from the AEMO referenced this 11am update on Friday 29th October 2021 that contains more details.

To gain another sense of the intensity of the storm, Ben Domensino at Weatherzone tweeted about over 500,000 lightning strikes across southeastern Australia (Victoria, but also South Australia, Tasmania and parts of NSW) in the 24 hour period to 09:57 NEM time on Friday:


That tweet, and the ones below it, are useful for an explanation…

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Paul McArdle
One of three founders of Global-Roam back in 2000, Paul has been CEO of the company since that time. As an author on WattClarity, Paul's focus has been to help make the electricity market more understandable.

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