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Last Updated: Tuesday January 05 2010 06:33 GMT

Australia hit by flash flooding

Floods in Australia

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A series of storms have hit Australia causing floods on the west coast.

In Melbourne, 50mm of rain fell very quickly turning roads into rivers and stranding drivers in their cars.

Storms brought thunder and lightning and hail the size of marbles.