Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 12:36 pm EDT on Saturday 16 October 2021 Flood Watch Number: 6
Re-issued to include Yarra River downstream of Coldstream as a flood watch catchment.
Isolated minor flooding is possible from overnight Saturday into Sunday in the catchments of the flood watch area.
A low pressure system is moving into the Tasman Sea during Saturday, allowing a high pressure system to move towards Victoria overnight.
Catchments in the flood watch area are wet. In the 24 hours to 9:00am Saturday, widespread rainfall totals of 10 to 25 mm were recorded across the flood watch catchments. Higher totals of 20 to 40 mm, with isolated 70 mm, were recorded in the Yarra River catchment.
Rainfall has eased in central Victoria with no further significant rainfall forecast during Saturday. Widespread rainfall totals of 10 to 15 mm, with isolated higher totals of up to 20 mm, are forecast for parts of East Gippsland during Saturday afternoon and early evening before clearing later in the day.
No further significant rainfall is forecast across Victoria during Sunday.
River level rises and areas of isolated minor flooding is possible in catchments of the flood watch overnight Saturday and into Sunday.
A moderate flood warning is current for parts of the Yarra River catchment.
Minor flood warnings are current for the Bunyip River, Dandenong Creek and Goulburn River catchments.
Flood warnings have been finalised in the Traralgon Creek and Kiewa River catchments.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
Yarra River downstream of Coldstream
Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Barwon, Leigh and Moorabool Rivers, Otway Coast and South Gippsland Rivers.
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