Victoria’s wintry blast is set to continue with damaging winds and flash flooding predicted for parts of the state as a low-pressure system develops over Bass Strait.

As much as 80 millimetres of rain is predicted to fall on Monday as wild winds whip up to 70km/h, with peak gusts of 100km/h in the east.

SES crews are on stand-by across the state, particularly in alpine regions, as the combination of wind and snowfall is likely to lead to blizzard conditions later on Monday.

The SES warns those driving in alpine areas to be aware of the conditions and make sure they are carrying tyre chains.

It’s been a wet 24 hours across the state, particularly in the Bellarine area, with 50mm of rain falling at Spargo Creek, 49mm at Ballan, 43mm at Trentham and 42mm at Anakie.

The SES was called 91 jobs overnight – mainly for leaking roofs and fallen trees.

The busiest areas included Geelong, Torquay and Hepburn Springs.


Victorians are warned to:

* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees

* Secure outdoor loose items

* Keep clear of fallen power lines

* Not walk, ride or drive through flood water

* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains


* Be aware that rainfall run-off may contain debris

* Be alert that in areas recently affected by fires, heavy rainfall increases the potential for landslides and debris across roads.

(SOURCE: Bureau of Meteorology)


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