Wet weather forecast for the weekend

WET WEATHER: Pedestrians struggle to keep dry as they cross the road in the rain.

WET WEATHER: Pedestrians struggle to keep dry as they cross the road in the rain.

ABOUT 12 millimetres of rain was recorded in Bendigo on Tuesday, with more wet weather forecast for the weekend. 

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Peter Blake said 8.2 millimetres of rain was recorded in the city during the day, with three millimetres recorded before 9am on Tuesday.

He said Bendigo had not broken any rain records. 

"(According to records from the past 20 years, Bendigo) has recorded 45 millimetres of rainfall (in a day)," he said.  

"But it's good in that it's not too much at once for farmers.

"It gives it a chance to sink into the ground."

He said rain was forecast for the weekend with a rain band expected to move across the region on Saturday.

"That will be good," he said.  

"There may be five millimetres, which allows for some follow up.

"But there is nothing to say there will be really cold conditions in the coming week." 

The bureau issued a severe weather warning for the North Central and North East regions on Tuesday morning. 

Mr Blake said a cold front moving across the state prompted the warning but the most damaging winds skipped the North Central and North East regions. 

He said wind gusts in Bendigo reached 55 kilometres an hour compared with the state peak of more than 110 kilometres an hour. 

"(A cold front) is an interaction of air masses - warm air and cooler air," he said.

Mr Blake said little rain was predicted for next week.

"We are going to have a low-pressure system moving across the state," he said. 

"Saturday is a wet day, clearing out on Sunday.

"If there is anything after that, it will be a minor shower." 

A maximum of 18 degrees is forecast for Bendigo while Echuca is heading for a top of 17 degrees on Wednesday.

Kerang is expected to reach a top of 14 degrees and Maryborough is forecast to reach a top of 16 degrees on Wednesday.   

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