Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 11:54 am EST on Saturday 20 June 2020 Flood Watch Number: 2
Minor flooding may develop across North East Victoria from Saturday evening.
A cold front over central Victoria will continue to slip southeastwards this morning and weaken. An associated broad and complex low pressure system will approach southwest Victoria later today before crossing over the State on Sunday.
River catchments are relatively wet across the North East of Victoria. In the
24 hours to 11 am Saturday, raintall totals of 10 to 28 mm have been recorded in the flood watch area.
Rainfall totals of 15 to 30 mm are forecast for elevated areas in the North East for the rest of Saturday. Showers and storms to follow for Sunday with an additional 5 to 15 mm forecast.
With the forecast rainfall, river rises are expected and minor flooding may develop across the flood watch area from Saturday evening.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers
Ovens and King Rivers
Seven and Castle Creeks
The Bureau of Meteorology is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue catchment specific warnings as required.
See www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings to view the current warnings for Victoria.
For more information on the Flood Watch Service:
Flood Safety Advice:
Note: This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop.
SES advises that all community members should:
Never walk, ride or drive through floodwater, Never allow children to play in floodwater, Stay away from waterways and stormwater drains during and after heavy rain, Keep well clear of fallen power lines Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks, and heavy rainfall increases the potential for landslides and debris across roads.
Current Emergency Information is available at http://emergency.vic.gov.au For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Current Road and Traffic Information is available at the VicRoads website:
For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/
River Height and Rainfall information are available on the Bureau of Meteorology web site at http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/flood/
Flood Warnings and Flood Watches for Victorian Catchments are also available
on: Telephone Weather Service No. 1300 659217.
Rainfall and River Conditions Map