A weather warning’s been issued across Melbourne and Victoria for Wednesday.
The BOM is warning that a rain band is moving across the state, bringing heavy rain and strong winds from early Wednesday morning.
Melbourne can expect northerly winds of up to 45km/hr and 20mm of rain – with the most of the wild weather to come in the AM.
Damaging winds of around 120 km/h could hit elevated areas in central Victoria and the northeast Alps during Wednesday morning.
Flash flooding could also be on the cards for southern Mallee and Wimmera.
Locations which may be affected include Horsham, Warrnambool, Bendigo, Shepparton, Seymour, Maryborough, Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Traralgon and Bairnsdale.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
“* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees;
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony;
* Keep clear of fallen power lines;
* Don’t walk, ride or drive through flood water;
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains;
* 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.”