VIC Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 6:01 pm Sunday, 19 January 2020.
Areas of heavy rainfall may develop during MONDAY morning.

Weather Situation: A low pressure system over southern NSW is forecast to move over eastern Victoria during Monday as an upper level trough crosses the State.
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected over parts of the warning area during MONDAY.

Widespread falls of 10-30mm are forecast for the warning area, with isolated falls of 60-80mm associated with thunderstorm activity.

Across parts of the Otway Ranges, the Central district and the West and South Gippsland district, widespread falls of 20-50mm are forecast with peak falls to 100mm possible.
Much of the rainfall may fall in periods of 4 to 6 hours.
A Flood Watch is current for fire affected catchments in North East Victoria and East Gippsland.

Rain is expected to contract east and ease during Tuesday morning.

Locations which may be affected include Bendigo, Shepparton, Seymour, Geelong, Melbourne, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Traralgon and Bairnsdale.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* 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.


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