Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 12:00 pm EDT on Sunday 3 October 2021 Flood Watch Number: 7
Minor flood warnings are current for catchments in Central, North East, Barwon and West Gippsland areas. Renewed river rises are likely from Monday to Thursday with forecast rainfall.
A trough crossing western and central parts of the State will clear the east on Monday morning. A cold front will cross Victoria overnight Monday into Tuesday.
Another cold front is expected to move into Victoria's west on Wednesday night.
In the 24 hours to 9 am Sunday, rainfall totals of 5 to 20 mm have been recorded in the flood watch area.
Showers will continue during Sunday, with further rainfall totals of up to 5 mm forecast for the remainder of Sunday.
With the first cold front crossing on Monday and Tuesday, rainfall totals up to
30-40 mm are forecast in the upper parts of the Yarra catchment, and 20-30 mm for the Bunyip, Dandenong, Otway Coast, West and South Gippsland and North East ranges catchments, mostly falling between midday Monday and midday Tuesday.
Isolated higher totals up to 40-50 mm are possible, in particular in the Upper Yarra and Otways, with thunderstorms. Similar totals are forecast with the crossing of the second cold front on Wednesday and Thursday.
Flood warnings are current for the Barwon, Kiewa, Latrobe, Thomson and Yarra River catchments.
Renewed river rises are expected in rivers within the flood watch area, which may lead to isolated and minor flooding from late Monday onwards.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
South Gippsland Rivers
Bunyip River and Dandenong Creek
Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers
Ovens and King Rivers
Seven and Castle Creeks
Goulburn River upstream of Lake Eildon
Goulburn River Eildon to Seymour
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