Date: 2021-09-04 09:11:54
Flood warnings are in place for several Victoria river systems as heavy rains continue to lash the state in one of the wettest starts to spring in recent years.
The downpour started yesterday evening after a moisture-laden trough and cold front swept in, bringing heavy rain and strong winds.
After a warm start to spring, temperatures across the state dropped overnight with regional and eastern parts seeing a downpour of more than 70mm by morning.
Hunters Hill saw 71mm fall in the 24-hours to 9am while Mount Donna Buang was drenched with 70mm by the same time.
The Mount Donna Buang downpour was rare as an impressive 45mm had fallen in the three hours up to 6pm yesterday.
Rates like that in this area are unusual for early September as there is typically less moisture in the air around this time.
Further north, Archerton was lashed with 64mm of rain while Yarrawonga and Moorabbin Airport recorded their wettest September day in over 60 years with 42mm and 41.4mm of rain respectively.
The wet weather is set to continue through to at least Monday, with flood warnings in place for several river systems in in central and eastern Victoria and a flood watch for Gippsland.