Flood warning cancelled for Glenelg River catchment but rain continues across region

A flood warning has been cancelled for the Glenelg River catchment near Hamilton.

A flood warning has been cancelled for the Glenelg River catchment near Hamilton.

A flood warning has been cancelled for the Glenelg River catchment. 

The Beureau of Meterology issued a flood watch warning on Friday afternoon after a cold front was expected to bring heavy rain, causing flooding, to the catchment.

Small river rises were recorded in the upper Glenelg River and tributaries.

Further rises below the minor flood level are expected during Saturday afternoon and Sunday as the water continues to flow downstream. 

Hamilton police Sergeant Paul Stanhope said the danger had passed and the flood warning had been lifted. 

The Bureau of Meteorology said flooding was no longer expected after the cold front and associated trough that brought rain to western Victoria late Friday to Saturday morning had cleared to the east.

In the 12 hours to 1am Saturday morning, rainfall totals of 7 to 12mm were recorded in the catchment, with no significant rain forecast for the flood watch area for the rest of the day. 

The Bureau of Meteorology will continue to monitor the situation and will issue catchment specific warnings as required.

Meanwhile, rain has caused a waterfall that has blocked a walkway at Russell Creek Estate in Warnambool. 

Excessive rain causes a creek to run and block a walkway near Renoir and Cherlin drives in Warrnambool.

Excessive rain causes a creek to run and block a walkway near Renoir and Cherlin drives in Warrnambool.

Resident Ronda Philpot said water was gushing from a creek and blocking a walkway near Renoir and Cherlin drives.

Warrnambool has recorded 19.4mm of rain since 9am on Friday. 

Persistent storms have also seen Portland (36.6mm), Port Fairy (21mm), Dartmoor (14.8mm) and Mortlake (14.4mm) on the end of large helpings of rain.

Overnight temperatures are expected to fall to between zero and four degrees with daytime temperatures reaching around 12 on Sunday.