Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in North East, West and South Gippsland and parts of Central, East Gippsland, Northern Country and North Central Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:09 am Saturday, 2 November 2019.

Heavy rain possible on Saturday.

Weather Situation: A low pressure trough will slowly cross Victoria on Saturday.

HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible across parts of central and eastern Victoria during Saturday.

24 hour totals of in excess of 15 to 30mm are expected across the warning area however

periods of heavier rainfall are likely at times, particularly near thunderstorms. There is

a possibility of 3 hourly totals exceeding 30mm.

Rain currently over western and central parts of the warning area will extend to eastern districts by early Saturday afternoon. Rain should clear western parts of the warning area during the late afternoon and contract to the far east by late Saturday.

DAMAGING WINDS over elevated areas of eastern Victoria have eased and the warning for DAMAGING WINDS has been cancelled.

Locations which may be affected include Shepparton, Seymour, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Traralgon and Bairnsdale.

Strongest wind gusts:

96km/h at Mount Buller at 1.33am

93km/h at Mount Hotham at 1.00am

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Don't walk, ride or drive through flood water;
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains;
* 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;