Rain easing in the coming days


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Drier conditions have been predicted for the coming days, after a wet start to August for much of the state

Rain should ease in the coming days, as a series of weaker fronts passes through the state, according to Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) senior forecaster Peter Newham.

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Falls from five to 10 millimetres were expected through to the weekend.

“A series of strong fronts will cross Victoria, but from a rainfall perspective, they are weakening a bit as they move across the state,” Mr Newham said.

“There’s not going to be heaps of rain.

“Again, Gippsland looks like missing out, but the main message is how windy its going to be.”

Severe weather warnings had been issued for areas near the ranges and for central Victoria.

“It’ll get pretty windy near the coast on Friday, too.”

Most of the showers would be along the south-west coast, with no strong rain bands coming across, with the fronts.

”Saturday is a similar story, it’ll be showery about the higher eastern ranges and central and western coast, but it’ll just be scattered showers.”

The Mallee was expected to be drier. “they will be happy, but Gippsland won’t be.

“We can’t keep everyone happy with the weather, unfortunately.”

Over the weekend, the dry June and July gave way to useful falls over most parts of Victoria, with some individual properties recording totals more than 40mm.

The BoM said the best falls were in the eastern ranges, the Goulburn Broken catchment area and near Euroa.

Mr Newham said the general outlook for the state to be warmer and drier than average, for the next few months, remained in place.

“There might be the odd system, front, or low thrown in that produces more rain, but the general trend is for it to be below average.”

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