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Rain for the east

Rain for the east

Rain in Gippsland yesterday with more to come

Parts of Gippsland had between 20 and 40 millimetres of rain yesterday with higher falls on some peaks.

Eastern Victoria's weather is being influenced by a low pressure system in the Tasman Sea.

Senior forecaster at the weather bureau, Chris Arvier, said the rain was particularly centred on the border between the West and East Gippsland forecast districts.

"That central area had the heaviest totals.

"Sale had about 30 millimetres during the day, pretty heavy during the afternoon.

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"Elsewhere, getting up to as high as 76mm at Mt Useful.

"There were widespread falls of around the 20 to 30mm mark across the region."

Chris said there will be more rain today.

"Around that 20 40mm mark is continuing today and that will slowly start to ease into Tuesday.

"But generally speaking it will be another rainy day tomorrow but not ecpecting quite as much, looking at another 5 to 15 millimetres.

One casualty of yesterday's rain in Sale was the greyhound race meeting that had to be called off mid-way through the afternoon.

The meeting proceeded well to race five, then torrential rain fell for around an hour.

Subsequent races were pushed back at first but then eventually abandoned for safety reasons.

Staff will now be kept busy making repairs to the damaged track.

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