BENDIGO experienced its heaviest rainfall in more than a year on Tuesday.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, 27.4mm of rain fell in Bendigo, the highest daily amount since at least August 2012.
Bureau duty forecaster Michael Efron said there had been heavy showers and thunderstorms across the state, particularly in the north-central region.
“We’ve seen those impacting Bendigo, Seymour and Mangalore,” he said.
“Towards Wednesday evening they will be moving towards the north east to Wangaratta, Wodonga and Albury and into the alpine areas as well.”
Mr Efron said there had been 4mm hailstones nearSeymour on Wednesday, but bureau figures show only 0.8mm fell in Bendigo to 4pm.
VicRoads regional director Mal Kersting said there the weather had caused minor road issues in Bendigo.
“We haven’t had a lot of problems on our major Bendigo arterial network,” he said.
“There had been some minor flash flooding but nothing that’s resulted in any road closures.
“We have been responding to some debris on the road, trees and branches, but it’s been quite minor.”
Mr Kersting said road users should drive to the conditions.
The State Emergency Service responded to 15 requests for assistance state-wide on Wednesday to 4pm.
“We may see that increase with the current rain,” a spokesman said.
“At this stage it’s remained very quiet.”
Mr Efron said rain would clear on Thursday with light showers.
“As we head towards the weekend there should be some shower activity developing,” he said.
“It should start of dry on Saturday but there’s another trough moving across the state.
“There should be one or two showers on Sunday in the morning and early afternoon."
Bureau figures show 36.2mm of rain has fallen in Bendigo this month.