Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in East Gippsland, North East, West and South Gippsland and parts of Central, Northern Country and North Central Forecast Districts.

Issued at 8:54 am Monday, 23 November 2020.

Heavy rainfall continuing in the east of Victoria this morning.

Weather Situation:
A trough over western Victoria will continue moving slowly east throughout Monday, clearing central districts around midday and eastern Victoria this afternoon.

Areas of HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING have affected southern Victoria overnight and this morning. HEAVY RAINFALL is now moving into Gippsland and will extend to the eastern ranges this morning. Further rainfall totals up to 50-60mm are possible in the east. HEAVY RAINFALL associated with thunderstorms may also affect parts of the North East this morning. Rainfall will clear central parts during this morning and the east later this afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include Shepparton, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Traralgon, Moe and Bairnsdale.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the South West district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Since 9am Sunday morning highest rainfall totals have included 73mm at Bunyip River, 63mm at Moorabbin Airport and 62mm at Ferny Creek and Narre Warren.

Moorabbin Airport recorded 44mm in 3 hours this morning which is around a 1 in 10 year rainfall amount.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.
* Be alert that in areas recently affected by fires, heavy rainfall increases the potential for landslides and debris across roads.
* Check that loose items such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured and move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Stay indoors and away from windows.
* If outdoors, move to a safe place indoors. Stay away from trees, drains, gutters, creeks and waterways.
* If driving conditions are dangerous, safely pull over away from trees, drains, low-lying areas and floodwater. Avoid travel if possible.
* Stay safe by avoiding dangerous hazards, such as floodwater, mud, debris, damaged roads and fallen trees.
* Stay away from fallen powerlines always assume they are live.
* Stay informed monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency.