The Bureau of Meteorology have predicted severe weather will affect most of Victoria, with heavy rain and strong wind expected.
But BoM meteorologists are more conservative on the NSW side of the border, only issuing a severe weather warning for the alpine peaks and Snowy Mountains region.
The bureau predicts Albury-Wodonga could receive between eight and 20mm of rain.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued a Victorian weather warning at 4.30am warning a rain band with associated strong winds will move across the state on Wednesday.
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Winds were predicted to begin in the states west, averaging 60 to 70 kmph, but grow stronger as they moved across the state, with gusts of 120 kmph expected in the northeast alpine region. There is lesser chance of wind gusts up to 100km/h in areas less than 1200 metres.
The bureau expects winds to gradually ease from the west during the afternoon.
The State Emergency Service advises people should:
- Move vehicles under cover or away from trees;
- Secure or put away loose items around the house, yard and balcony;
- Keep clear of fallen power lines;
- Avoid walking, riding or driving through flood water;
- Keep clear of creeks and storm drains;
- Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways might contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks; and
- Be alert that in areas recently affected by fires, heavy rainfall increases the potential for landslides and debris across roads
The next severe weather warning will be issued by 11am.
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