Bendigo and most of central Victoria are still subject to a severe weather warning for heavy rainfall and possible flash flooding.
The Bureau of Meteorology advises that showers and thunderstorms bringing heavy rainfall are occurring in northern and central Victoria.
Showers are expected to increase on Friday night.
A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall remains current for Bendigo and most of central Victoria on Friday afternoon.
The Bureau of Meteorology said isolated showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall were expected across northern Victoria from late morning.
Meanwhile, showers are forecast to increase to heavy falls in central Victoria on Friday evening.
Rainfall of 10 to 35 millimetres in the space of six hours is likely within the warning area, with up to 60 millimetres possible.
The bureau warns this rainfall could lead to flash flooding.
But rain is forecast to contract eastward on Saturday morning and clear the state by the evening.
People in affected areas should:
- 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 power lines - always assume they are live
Sheep graziers in the region are advised that cold temperatures, heavy rain and southerly winds are expected during Saturday, and these conditions could lead to the loss of sheep and lambs.
There is also a warning that the rainfall and high humidity are conducive to an outbreak of brown rot in stone fruit.
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