HEAVY rain and thunderstorms are expected to lash parts of central Victoria on Monday afternoon.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for western and central Victoria, including towns like Maryborough, Daylesford, Castlemaine, and Kyneton.
Heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop in the western region on Monday afternoon.
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It is forecast to move through the eastern parts of the state on Tuesday morning, with rain easing in the west on Tuesday afternoon.
About 20mm to 40mm of rain is expected, with possible localised falls of 60mm to 80mm.
Thunderstorms are also possible on Monday night.
During the wind warning, the State Emergency Service has advised:
- Trees damaged by heat or fire may be more likely to fall when it is windy or wet
- Loose items, such as outdoor furniture, umbrellas and trampolines should be safely secured
- Vehicles should be moved undercover or away from trees
- To stay indoors away from windows
- Anyone outdoors should move to a safe place indoors, staying away from trees, drains, gutters, creeks and waterways
- To pull over away from trees, drains, low-lying areas and flood water if driving conditions are dangerous
- To avoid dangerous hazards such as mud, debris, damaged roads and fallen trees
- Stay away from fallen power lines and assume they are live
- Monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at VicEmergency
Find out more on the Bureau of Meteorology website.
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