The last twenty four hours have thoroughly tested the new rain gauge! 17mm of rain on Tuesday, 35mm in the twelve hours to eight o’clock last night, then a further 55mm overnight. 104mm in just over a day, some kind of a record for Melbourne, especially in the middle of summer!

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One big old tree down along Haughton road, two smaller scrubby things knocked the fence over at the corner of Monash University, the only other thing I noticed was how marvellously clean all the roads were today β€” the broken glass, bits of car, and other assorted crap is all gone.