Unstable atmosphere brings rain to the east

Rain to ease to isolated showers

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WIDESPREAD RAIN: A moist, unstable atmosphere, and a trough, have brought widespread rain to the east, says senior Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Richard Russell.

WIDESPREAD RAIN: A moist, unstable atmosphere, and a trough, have brought widespread rain to the east, says senior Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Richard Russell.

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More rain on the way, with a cold front to hit Victoria.

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Gippsland has fared best from the latest weather system, with a Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster saying a lot of the east had recorded decent falls.

By late on Monday afternoon, Mount Moornapa had received 70mm of rain, with earlier recordings of 81mm for Stratford and Glenmaggie Gorge, 61mm, senior BoM meteorologist Richard Russell said.

Mallacoota had received 20mm of rain and Bairnsdale 21mm.

"We have got a very moist, and unstable, atmosphere and just the right conditions, as a trough has deepened across the state, to really force that into Gippsland," Mr Russell said.

"There's been a lot of rain, as a result."

He said the rain would continue, particularly in western Gippsland, the eastern half of the central district and the north-west.

Storms would cause bursts of heavy rainfall, but conditions would then start to ease.

"It will tend to isolated showers, clearing away by Tuesday," Mr Russell said.

That would be followed by a cold front, with strong winds, particularly in the elevated areas of the central and eastern districts.

"Light showers and thunderstorms are more likely to follow, pushing into the south west."

There would be elevated fire dangers on Wednesday, particularly for northern and northwestern parts of the state, due to raised temperatures and potentially damaging winds.

"More than likely we will see some severe fire danger conditions, across the north-west," Mr Russell said.

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