Big wet eases in Victoria

The worst of Victoria's deluge is over after a wet and wild night across the state, with prepare to evacuate warnings lifted and river levels are dropping.

The Bureau of Meteorology cancelled the statewide severe weather warning on Sunday morning but moderate flood wanings remain in place for a number of rivers.

"The rainfall has eased this morning with just scattered shower activity left in southern and eastern Victoria," senior forecaster Rod Dickson told AAP on Sunday.

"Rainfall totals for the rest of the day will be fairly light, the severe warning has been cancelled but there are numerous flood warnings and its just a matter of waiting for water to move downstream."

Warnings for people to prepare to evacuate in Myrtleford and Wangaratta have been lifted and replaced with moderate flood warnings.

The SES received almost 3000 calls for help in the past 36 hours, the most in the state's northeast.

"We have had both confirmed and unconfirmed reports of rescues in the state's northeast for people trying to drive through floodwaters."

"We can't emphasise enough that people shouldn't do that."

A man was rescued from his car in Melbourne on Sunday morning after attempting to drive over a flooded bridge in Williamstown, while an elderly couple were rescued from their car by a farmer in Seymour on Friday night.

There were heavy totals throughout Melbourne with a large area of the eastern suburbs recording between 50 and 60mm - passing the December average in just two days.

Some of the highest totals were 71mm at Clayton South and almost 90mm in the Dandenong Ranges.

Strathbogie recorded the highest rain in Victoria with 217 millimetres In the 50 hours to 11pm on Saturday.

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