ALBURY has experienced its wettest July in 21 years as the prospect of flooding increases across the region.
The Albury Airport weather station measured 116.8mm of rain in July which was the third successive above average monthly rainfall total recorded in the city.
The highest previous total for July in Albury was 163mm in 1995 with another 100mm-plus total nine years ago.
There were only seven dry days experienced in Albury for the month.
Lake Hume has reached 64 per cent capacity with predictions the major water storage could spill in the next two months.
Wodonga also recorded 116mm of rain in July, but some of the biggest monthly falls were recorded in the Mitta and Kiewa valleys and the Upper Murray.
Mitta recorded 199mm for the month after receiving 201mm in May and another 148mm in June.
Dederang also copped a drenching with 161mm for July after 210mm and 99mm fell in May and June respectively.
The Upper Murray has also been soaked - Corryong recorded three successive months of 100mm-plus rainfall.
The July total of 162.8mm was preceded by 121mm and 115mm in monthly totals.
Wangaratta had exactly 100mm in July with one less dry day than Albury.
It was also the wettest July in Wangaratta since 1995 when 133mm was recorded.
Two years earlier the city recorded 127mm in July.
Meanwhile, the State Emergency Service has 25 units on standby to assist people affected by flooding.
The SES dispatched a unit to Euroa late on Monday after receiving requests for help due to heavy rainfall in the nearby Strathbogie Ranges.
SES spokeswoman Sue Sheldrick said the biggest issues for crews and residents could be experienced overnight.
“We've had between 30 to 50mm of rain fall in the North East so far,” she said.
“The heavier rain is expected to ease around midnight.
“About midnight there are going to be strong gusty winds, particularly in the Alpine areas.
We've had between 30 to 50mm of rain fall in the North East so far. The heavier rain is expected to ease around midnightSue Sheldrick
“The winds will be from the south and cause trees to fall onto roads and powerlines.”