Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:42 pm Wednesday, 9 June 2021.

Weather Situation: A low pressure system will develop off the southern NSW coast during Wednesday and rapidly deepen near the east Gippsland coast on Wednesday night.
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is continuing across the warning area. The period of heaviest rainfall is expected from early WEDNESDAY evening through to THURSDAY morning.
24 hour rainfall totals from WEDNESDAY afternoon to THURSDAY afternoon are expected to be 70 to 120mm across the warning area, reaching 150 to 250mm about higher terrain in West Gippsland.
A separate Severe Weather Warning for Damaging winds is also current for this area.
Please note that Flood Watches and Warnings are current for central and eastern river catchments.

Locations which may be affected include Kyneton, Macedon, Morwell, Traralgon, Sale, Moe and Maffra.
61mm has been recorded in 7 hours at Mt Tassie
50mm has been recorded in 7 hours at Bunyip River

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.