Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Inner East and parts of Port Phillip waters, South East, Inner and Outer East Local Warning Areas.

Issued at 1:03 am Tuesday, 16 January 2024.

Severe thunderstorm moving across eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:00 am, a severe thunderstorm likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding was detected near Glen Waverley and Ringwood. This thunderstorm is moving towards the south. It is forecast to affect Clayton, Dandenong and Mordialloc by 1:30 am and Narre Warren, waters off Frankston beach and waters off Mordialloc beach by 2:00 am.

36mm reported at Park Orchards in the 60 minutes to 1am.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* 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.
* Be aware - heat, fire or recent storms may make trees unstable and more likely to fall when it's windy or wet.
* Check that loose items, such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured. 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.
* 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 website/app/hotline.