Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Mallee, South West and Wimmera Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:17 am Wednesday, 15 November 2017.

Weather Situation:
A low pressure trough will enter western Victoria today producing widespread showers and local thunderstorms.

Showers and thunderstorm could produce HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING over parts of the Mallee, Wimmera and Southwest districts this afternoon and evening.

Locations which may be affected include Mildura, Horsham, Stawell, Hamilton, Warrnambool and Portland.

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;