Vic, NSW, Tas areas cop summer drenching

Callum Godde
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Parts of Victoria, NSW and Tasmania have been drenched by summer rain, receiving more than 100mm in just 24 hours.

Huge rainfall totals were recorded in Victoria's northeast, southern NSW and Tasmania's north to 9am on Saturday morning.

In Victoria, Mount Hotham (119mm), Harrietville (103.4mm) and Granite Flat (100.4) were all in triple figures as a cut-off low and cold front brought severe weather to much of southeast Australia on Friday into Saturday.

Widespread totals of 30-60mm were recorded in the state's northeast, including Wangaratta which exceeded its average rainfall for February in less than 24 hours.

A severe weather warning was cancelled early on Saturday morning, but a flood watch remains current for the Mitta Mitta River at Tallangatta Creek and the Kiewa River.

Over the border, the NSW towns of Thredbo (121mm), Batlow (117) and Tumbarumba (104) copped similar drenchings.

At Tumut, the river is expected to peak below the minor flood level of 2m late Saturday afternoon.

"No further flooding is expected in the Tumut River," the Bureau of Meteorology said.

But the heaviest falls were recorded at Fisher River (134.4mm), Lake Mackenzie (127.8) and Loongana (123.4) in Tasmania's north and northwest.

Minor flood warnings are active for the Mersey, Meander, North Esk, South Esk and Macquarie rivers.

Senior meteorologist Michael Conway said more showers were expected on Saturday as the rain band slides south down the west coast of the apple isle.

"There are storms right at the moment," he said.

"But they are only expected to be isolated and it's just a chance of a storm coming into the far south today. We're not expecting them to be severe, just very isolated storms."