Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of East Gippsland and North East Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:54 am Monday, 23 November 2020.
Heavy rainfall continuing in the east of Victoria

Weather Situation:
A trough will clear 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 through Gippsland and the eastern ranges. Further rainfall totals up to 50-60mm are possible within the warning area.

Heavy rainfall will clear the east later this afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include Buchan, Chandlers Creek, Combienbar, Gelantipy and Bonang.

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

Since 9am Sunday morning highest rainfall totals have included 66mm at Mt Donna Buang, 64mm at Warburton and Bunyip River, and 63mm at Moorabbin Airport
Moorabbin Airport recorded 44mm in 3 hours this morning which is around a 1 in 10 year rainfall rate.

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.