In the last 24 hours, 64.6mm of rain has fallen in the ACT. That’s around the same as the mean rainfall for the entire month of November, the wettest month of the year on average.
While there are patches of blue in the distance this morning, showers continue and are forecast for every day this week.
Most outdoor sporting fixtures were cancelled in Canberra over the weekend, but hockey players took to the puddle-strewn artificial pitches at Lyneham and Tuggeranong in spite of the deluge.
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The ACT State Emergency Service received 182 calls for help over the weekend to midnight Sunday.
All six ACTSES volunteer units responded to jobs and were supported by ACT Fire & Rescue and Territory and Municipal Services Directorate teams.
There were 20 requests for assistance outstanding which crews were due to finish this morning.
A further 14 storm related electrical hazard jobs were logged over the weekend where power lines had come down or power had been cut to properties due to water damage.
Around 4.20pm yesterday, one gate of the Scrivener Dam was opened to release excess water from the Molonglo River. Drivers were warned the release could affect a number of low level crossings of the Molonglo River.
Several roads remain closed across the ACT today due to the wet weather, including Point Hut Crossing, the unsealed section of Boboyan Road (except for four wheel drive vehicles), Coppins Crossing, Angle Crossing, Sunshine Crossing and Oaks Estate Crossing.
Emergency services staff remind Canberrans to drive to current weather conditions, to take care when driving on unsealed roads and to stay well clear of flooded low level crossings, storm water drains, ponds, lakes and flooded cycleways.
Please call 132 500 for storm and flood assistance.