Horsham recorded more than 12mm of rain overnight on Tuesday as storms lashed the area.
Maximum wind gusts of 69km/h just before 10pm were recorded at the Horsham aerodrome as the weather moved through following a severe weather warning.
Stawell recorded 11.8mm in a 12 hour period from 9.30pm on Tuesday night at the aerodrome.
Ararat's recording equipment at the prison logged up 17mm over night.
THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds for parts of the region.
The warning is for people in parts of Wimmera, central, east Gippsland, south-west, north-east, and west and south Gippsland forecast districts.
It comes as thunderstorms are forecast across the region on Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Horsham and Stawell are both set to receive up to 10mm of rain on Wednesday, while Edenhope could get up to 15mm of rain. Nhill is forecast to receive up to 8mm and Warracknabeal, 6mm.
A cold front will enter western Victoria on Tuesday evening, crossing the state overnight. Strong and gusty north to north-westerly winds are expected over elevated terrain.
The bureau warns the winds could strengthen throughout the evening, with damaging gusts of up to 90 kilometres an hour developing later in the night.
Peak gusts of 100km/h are likely in alpine areas after midnight Tuesday, and continuing during early hours of Wednesday morning.
Gusts will likely ease early Wednesday morning in west and central parts, but continue until mid-morning in the east.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- Be aware that trees that have been damaged by heat or fire may be unstable and more likely to fall when it is windy or wet
- 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
The bureau will issue the next severe weather warning by 11pm.
The bureau has also issued a sheep graziers warning for much of the state.
It warns that cold temperatures, showers and gusty north-westerly winds are likely to develop overnight.
Conditions are likely to improve during the day on Wednesday before deteriorating from the west later in the day as a second cold front moves through.
Likely affected areas include the Wimmera, north-central, north-east, south-west and central forecast districts and parts of the Mallee, northern country and west and south Gippsland forecast districts.
There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.
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