Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Initial Flood Watch for parts of Gippsland, North East and Central Victoria
Issued at 11:03 am EDT on Wednesday 13 October 2021 Flood Watch Number: 1
Minor flooding is possible from Thursday afternoon in the catchments of the flood watch area.
A low pressure system and trough will enter western Victoria during late Wednesday afternoon, reaching central districts at night before weakening early on Thursday.
Catchments in the flood watch area are moderately wet.
Widespread rainfall totals of 10 to 25mm are expected in northeast and central Victoria for the remainder of Wednesday, with isolated heavier falls of 30 to 40mm possible with thunderstorms. Further rainfall totals of 20 to 40mm are forecast for Thursday into Friday, with isolated heavier falls up to 70mm in the flood watch area.
River rises are expected in the flood watch catchments from late Wednesday.
Minor flooding is possible from Thursday afternoon at some locations.
A Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall in the North Central and parts of Central, Northern Country and North East forecast districts is current.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
South Gippsland Rivers
Bunyip River and Dandenong Creek
Yarra River to Coldstream
Yarra River downstream of Coldstream
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