A severe weather warning for heavy rain and damaging winds remains in place for almost all central Victoria.
The Bureau of Meteorology advises heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding.
Some parts could see 30 to 50 millimetres of rain within six hours into the early hours of Thursday.
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Damaging westerly winds averaging 50 to 60 km/h, with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h, are expected to develop in the southwest and the Grampians on Thursday morning, extending to the central ranges and central coast by the evening.
Bendigo and Maryborough are among the locations the Bureau has listed as possibly affected.
BENDIGO might see heavy falls and possible thunderstorms tonight as a low pressure system moves through.
The Bureau of Meteorology is predicted between 10 and 25mm to fall on the city as part of a severe weather warning across most of northern Victoria.
Rainfall should ease to showers during the morning, the BOM has forecasted.
Flood warnings have been issued for rivers in some parts of the state but not in central Victoria, at this stage.
People across the entire warning area are being told to prepare in case of flash flooding, though.
The BOM expects to issue an update on the state's severe weather warning at 11am today.
HEAVY rainfall and flash flooding could develop across central Victoria late on Wednesday.
The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting between 30mm and 50mm of rain to fall in six hours overnight.
Bendigo is among the towns which might be affected by the heavy rain, which could develop as a low pressure system deepens over north-western Victoria during the course of the evening.
The system could then track south tomorrow.
The BOM expects to issue an update on the severe weather warning at 11am today.
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.
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