Parts of Victoria have copped the heaviest rain in over 40 years and gale force winds, with more wild weather on the way.
Eastern parts of Victoria have felt the brunt of a complex low pressure system and trough, causing the wet and windy conditions.
West and South Gippsland have had the heaviest falls in the 24 hours to 9am Friday. Balook picked up 190mm, the heaviest in at least 14 years. Mt Baw Baw saw 145mm, the heaviest since February 2005.
While the Melbourne area received less rain, the airport picked up 20mm, bringing their monthly total to 123mm. This is now their wettest June in at least 42 years.
Gale force winds have been pounding coastal and alpine areas with Mt Hotham recording 96km/h and Mt Buller 89km/h this morning.
For the rest of Friday, the heavy rain and strong winds will continue as the complex low sits off the state's east coast. The Gippsland region will be subject to the strongest winds and heaviest falls, with showers also affecting central parts of the state.
A Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds and heavy rain was issued this morning for eastern parts of the state. There were also numerous flood warnings and watches current for central and eastern Victoria.
Looking further ahead, wind and rain will gradually ease over the weekend as the low moves away from the state. However, the system will continue to generate strong winds and heavy falls along the east coast into next week.
For up to date weather warnings visit http://www.weatherzone.com.au/warnings.jsp
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