North-east and south-west Victoria have received heavy rains with some areas recording up to 130mm. According to senior forecaster Richard Russell from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), most of the rainfall was across north-eastern Victoria, however, Warrnambool recorded 107mm in a couple of days. Early October rainfall in north-east Victoria could increase crop yields by 10% – 15%.
Current BoM Severe Weather Outlook warns of increased risk of flooding for eastern Australia with roughly average potential for heatwaves and severe thunderstorms. Prevailing La Niña conditions likely to bring more rain to eastern Australia, with rainfall deficiencies already easing and higher water storage levels in some drought-affected areas.