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Melbourne weather: Victoria braces for most significant rain event in 20 years – live

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for Victoria, with flash-flooding and heavy rain expected to put homes and lives at risk

11.27pm GMT

Ever wondered how to make the perfect sandbag? As we prepare for the storm to hit, now might be a good time to learn, thanks to this handy guide from Wodonga SES.

With the forecast floods predicted to impact communities across the state, there are a number of things that you can do to make sure you and your property stay safe during flooding, including reading our sandbagging guide & video. https://t.co/GC0fidRLxY

. #vicstorms #vicfloods pic.twitter.com/Mks8rQbGTz

Elwood #putoutyoursandbags #melbournestorm pic.twitter.com/V6oy5Zsozo

11.09pm GMT

Not everyone is convinced about the “most significant rain event in 20 years” claim.

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but is that it for today? Seems… underwhelming? #melbournestorm pic.twitter.com/f5SjuXtDcz

The Great Melbourne Storm of 2015 has passed. Way to stay strong, Melbourne. pic.twitter.com/bUaztkD6pp

The BOM would want to be right with this Armageddon forecast for Melbourne – otherwise might overtake the ABS/Census Fail of 2016 #Melbournestorm

This does not bode well for our live-blog, Tom. #vicStorms #melbournestorm https://t.co/iE1Ln5Pzko

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