There is a severe storm warning for parts of Victoria after a Christmas deluge caused flash flooding on Monday.
Heavy rainfall that could lead to further flooding is expected in the Otway Ranges, parts of Gippsland and the Bass Coast on Boxing Day.
The State Emergency Service (SES) says anyone driving as conditions become dangerous should pull over away from trees and low-lying areas.
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There is also a strong wind warning for parts of Melbourne and the Gippsland area on Tuesday.
Residents of the northern Victorian town of St Arnaud remain in danger of flash flooding while the risk in Wedderburn has subsided following a Christmas deluge.
VicEmergency issued a watch and act alert for flash flooding for residents of St Arnaud, about 160km from the Victoria-NSW border following heavy rainfall.
The road into town at Wedderburn on Christmas Day. Credit: 7NEWS
“If you are located in the St Arnaud township, you are in danger,” the alert said.
“You should immediately move indoors, away from floodwater.
“Do not enter floodwater.”
Floodwaters have impacted the Wimmera and Sunraysia highways, Wedderburn-St Arnaud Road and St Arnaud-Wycheproof Road.
Emergency authorities warned other roads near creeks will be impacted to the extent experienced in the 2019 flash flood event, in which roads were inundated.
The threat of flooding to Wedderburn was downgraded at 1.50pm on Monday but authorities urged people to be aware of hazards that remain in the area.
Multiple roads connected to Wedderburn were impacted by flood waters including the Calder Highway between Charlton and Inglewood.
Flood warnings have been issued for towns in north Victoria after a deluge of rain on Christmas Day. Credit: AAP
The Bureau of Meteorology’s nearby Kerang observation station indicated the area received more than 94mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours.
People are urged to avoid flooded and low-lying areas as rapidly flowing floodwaters can be very deep and rise quickly.
“Be aware that heavy rainfall may also increase the potential for landslides and debris across roads,” the alert warned.
Flood watches are in place for the Avoca, Loddon and Campaspe rivers following moderate to heavy rainfall, with thunderstorms that may cause isolated minor flooding with localised flooding.
– with AAP