Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 6:11 am Monday, 23 November 2020.

Weather Situation:
A trough over western Victoria will continue moving slowly east throughout Monday, clearing central districts around midday and eastern Victoria this afternoon.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is currently falling across central and western parts of the warning area. Heavy rainfall is moving eastward, expected to ease around the Melbourne area around midday while extending to eastern parts of the warning area this morning.

Locations which may be affected include Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne, Traralgon, Moe and Bairnsdale.

In the hour to 6am, Moorabbin recorded 27mm of rain.

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.