Victorians are mopping up after heavy rainfall caused flash flooding as a series of thunderstorms passed across the state over the weekend.
In one of the heaviest dumps, residents of Stawell in the state's west had be be evacuated from their homes after 74mm of rain fell late yesterday afternoon. The State Emergency Service received about 70 calls for help from people in the area after 62mm of rain fell in two hours.
Earlier, Mildura residents made about 90 calls to the SES after the north-western area received a dumping of about 60mm of rain as a thunderstorm passed through between 7am-8am.
Overall, Victorians made about 300 calls to the SES between 6am Sunday and 6am today. SES spokesman Lachlan Quick said most calls related to building damage and flash flooding as roof guttering systems and stormwater drains were unable to cope with the deluge.
''There was so much rain it was backing up into people's ceilings,'' Mr Quick said.
The main road between Stawell and Avoca was made impassable, and crews were still mopping up this morning.
Most areas of Victoria, excluding Gippsland, were affected. Storms reached Melbourne late last night but it was northern areas such as Macedon, Epping, Craigieburn, Whittlesea, and the Yarra Valley, which fared the worst.
While most inner-city areas received about 7mm of rain until 9am today, Epping received 30mm, Hurstbridge 28mm and Arthur's Creek 25mm. Maroondah Weir in the upper Yarra Valley region received 33mm of rainfall. Several houses in Craigieburn were damaged, according to Mr Quick.
The Macedon region north-west of Melbourne also copped a hiding. Mt Macedon received 42mm, including a 24mm dump in 30 minutes about 11pm last night.
Melbourne was expected to experience a couple of showers today and should reach a maximum of 23 degrees.
Mr Quick said Gippsland residents were likely to experience the state's heaviest rainfall today, although severe storm activity appears to have run its course.