The Wimmera experienced its first heavy rainfall for the year on Thursday night with storms, thunder, lightning and hail.
After a dry January, the Bureau of Meteorology recorded 33 millimetres at Natimuk between 9am on Thursday and at the same time on Friday.
Warracknabeal received 29mm, while Dimboola had 21mm, Horsham received 20mm and Longerenong received 17mm.
The storm skirted around some of the region's towns, including St Arnaud and Goroke, which received 3mm and 2mm respectively.
Senior forecaster Terry Ryan said it was not usual to see vast difference in rain across the Wimmera during storms.
"It was because of the slow-moving nature of the thunderstorms so you tend to get a lot of rainfall in one spot,'' he said.
"Natimuk had the most in the south Wimmera with 33mm, which is a good fall.''
Dadswells Bridge resident and Old Dadswell Town owner Max Green said a 'drought' at his property broke overnight Thursday.
He said he recorded 76mm of rain at his property.
"We saw the biggest electrical storm we had ever seen,'' he said.
"The power went off about 8.30pm on Thursday. Our near-empty dam filled up overnight too.''
Despite the heavy rainfall, the State Emergency Service reported few jobs in the region on Thursday and Friday.
Victorian Farmers Federation vice president and Murra Warra farmer David Jochinke said the rainfall was both good and bad for farmers.
He said summer weeds could now become a problem for growers.
"In some regards this has been a decent enough rain to be a good start to the year,'' he said.
"While we will see some weed germination out of this, it won't be the same as the past few years.
"Now that we have had some rain, the weeds will still come and they germinate quite quickly but most farmers have had a break so they will be able to get up and tackle them.
"Where the rain has fallen, it is going to be quite useful, especially for people with livestock.''
The bureau has predicted a hot week ahead for the Wimmera, with temperatures expected to reach the mid-30s.