Deluge - and more rain forecast

NORTHERN Victoria and southern New South Wales was drenched by torrential rain on Friday night.

DELUGE. Residents have woken to flooded streets and many properties are inundated.

DELUGE. Residents have woken to flooded streets and many properties are inundated.

Residents affected by flooding at Cohuna and Kerang sought assistance during a night of thunderstorms and heavy rain that flooded streets, properties and entered houses.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a further warning for heavy rain across north-western Victoria as the north-east braced for serious flooding.

There is a very high (90%) chance of rain, clearing from the west during the day. The bureau has forecast heavy rain at times in the morning and early afternoon. There is a chance of a thunderstorm in the east in morning. Winds south to south-westerly 25 to 40 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures around 19.

Kerang's stormwater pumps have been activated to remove water from flooded streets.

Further rain totals forecast to Sunday night include 20 to 40 millimetres in the warning area for north-west and central Victoria, extending to south Gippsland and 50 to100 millimetres for the northeast and remainder of Gippsland. There will be isolated falls exceeding 150 millimetres about the Great Dividing Range and adjacent slopes.

Official rainfall recordings were not available when this report was posted, but the bureau said that widespread falls above 70 mllimetres to date have occurred over elevated parts of north-east and central Victoria, with the highest totals about the Strathbogie Ranges and upper Goulburn catchment.

Adjacent areas of central and eastern Victoria and lower Goulburn catchment have had falls of 30 to 70 millimetres.

As at 7am on Saturday, the highest readings so far for this event:

190mm Mount Wombat;

182mm Gooram;

177mm Stump Hill;

176mm Strathbogie and Morella

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