Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of North East Forecast District.

Issued at 10:56 pm Saturday, 29 January 2022.
Slow moving thunderstorm clusters are persisting over the far northeast producing very heavy rainfall

Weather Situation: A trough interacting with humid air is causing thunderstorm development this evening over northeastern parts of the state.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy to locally intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Wangaratta.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Northern Country district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* 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.
* Be aware - heat, fire or recent storms may make trees unstable and more likely to fall when it's windy or wet.
* Check that loose items, such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured. 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.
* Stay away from fallen powerlines - always assume they are live.
* Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks. Heavy rainfall may also increase the potential for landslides and debris across roads.
* Stay informed: Monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency website/app/hotline.