It's Not Over Yet! Melbourne To Have The Worst Monday
Severe weather warnings remain in place after winds gusts of 111km/h tore across Victoria.
The Bureau of Meteorology on Sunday warning of further heavy winds and rainfall that could lead to flash flooding in major centres as a cold front moves easy.
Major centres in Melbourne, Bendigo, Shepparton, Ballarat, Seymour, Maryborough, Wodonga, Wangaratta and Geelong may be affected.
“Falls up to 25mm should be common and isolated totals may reach 50mm with thunderstorms and on the higher ranges,” a statement read.
“Damaging winds averaging 50 to 65 km/h with peak gusts of around 100 km/h are likely with thunderstorms and about elevated parts of the South West, Central, North Central, Northern Country, Northeast, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland districts. Wind gusts may reach 120 km/h in elevated areas above 1000m.These winds are expected to contract to eastern districts early Monday morning.”
Wind speeds of 111km/h hit Mt Hotham on Sunday, withMMt Gellibrand recording 102km/h and Melbourne Airport 93km/h.
The weather yesterday caused widespread damaged, with the SES receiving more than 400 calls for help, mainly for fallen trees and building damage throughout Melbourne.
The State Emergency Service is warning people to secure loose objects, move vehicles away from trees and to avoid driving through any flood waters.