Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in North East and parts of East Gippsland, Northern Country and North Central Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:55 pm Tuesday, 3 March 2020.
Heavy Rain Developing over the North East.

A low pressure trough over central Victoria will deepen during Wednesday as ex TC "Esther" moves from the Northern Territory towards the Queensland/New South Wales border.
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING may develop over northeastern Victoria during Wednesday, mainly during the afternoon and evening. Wednesday rainfall totals in the warning areas are likely to be between 20 and 60mm with locally higher totals possible.

The rain is likely to continue into Thursday and the warning area could be extended to other central and eastern districts.

Locations which may be affected include Shepparton, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Corryong, Bright and Falls Creek.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* 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.
* Check that loose items such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured and 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.
* 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.
* Stay away from fallen powerlines always assume they are live.
* Stay informed monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency.