Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in parts of East Gippsland and North East Forecast Districts.
Issued at 9:29 am Thursday, 4 August 2022.
Heavy rainfall risk over the far northeast during Thursday.
Weather Situation: A complex low pressure system moving across the Great Australian Bight and an associated trough and cold front are causing the potential for heavy rainfall today over NSW and adjacent parts of northeast Victoria. This front will move offshore early Friday morning.
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING may develop during Thursday morning over the far northeast ranges near the NSW border. Six-hourly rainfall totals of 15 to 40 mm are expected with localised totals of 40 to 60 mm possible, especially with shower and thunderstorm activity which is expected to increase during Thursday. The main threat remains over the border in NSW with the southern extent of activity expected to affect the far northeast of Victoria.
A MINOR FLOOD WARNING is current for the Seven and Castle Creeks, the Kiewa and the King Rivers.
A FLOOD WATCH is current for parts of Northeast Victoria.
Locations which may be affected include Corryong.
Mt Hotham recorded 56.4mm in the 6 hours to 12:06am this morning.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* If driving conditions are dangerous, safely pull over away from trees, drains, low-lying areas and floodwater. Avoid travel if possible.
* Stay safe by avoiding dangerous hazards, such as floodwater, mud, debris, damaged roads and fallen trees.
* Be aware - heat, fire or recent storms may make trees unstable and more likely to fall when it's windy or wet.
* Check that loose items, such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured. Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Stay indoors and away from windows.
* If outdoors, move to a safe place indoors. Stay away from trees, drains, gutters, creeks and waterways.
* Stay away from fallen powerlines - always assume they are live.
* Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks. Heavy rainfall may also increase the potential for landslides and debris across roads.
* Stay informed: Monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency website/app/hotline.