Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 5:29 pm Friday, 3 September 2021.
HEAVY RAINFALL RAINFALL THAT MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING WILL DEVELOP ACROSS PARTS OF EASTERN VICTORIA TONIGHT

Weather Situation:
A slow moving cold front will bring heavy falls to parts of north eastern Vic overnight into Saturday morning.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected to develop across the eastern ranges this evening, contracting to just the northeast of the warning area early tomorrow morning, then easing below warning thresholds by 10am on Saturday morning. Rainfall totals of 30 to 60mm are possible overnight about the eastern ranges and adjacent northern slopes.

Flood warnings and a flood watch are current. To view the latest flood warnings see www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings.

Locations which may be affected include Corryong, Bright, Falls Creek, Mt Hotham, Mt Buller and Omeo.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* 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.
* Be aware - heat, fire or recent storms may make trees unstable and more likely to fall when it's windy or wet.
* Check that loose items, such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured. 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.
* Stay away from fallen powerlines - always assume they are live.
* Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks. Heavy rainfall may also increase the potential for landslides and debris across roads.
* Stay informed: Monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency website/app/hotline.