Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:04 am EDT on Saturday 13 November 2021 Flood Watch Number: 4

Additional areas of minor flooding are possible across the flood watch area during the weekend.

A deep low pressure system over the northeast of Victoria will move to the Tasman Sea this morning. A southwesterly airstream will become established this afternoon ahead of a strong cold front that is forecast to sweep across Victoria during Sunday.

In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Saturday widespread rainfall totals of 30-95 mm have been recorded across Gippsland and parts of the North East and the Otway coast.
An isolated higher total of 125mm was recorded at Mt Moornapa. Catchments in the flood watch area are relatively wet.

Rainfall totals of 10-20 mm are forecast across eastern Victoria with higher isolate totals of up to 30 mm possible in East Gippsland.

Additional areas of minor flooding are possible across the flood watch area during the weekend..

A major flood warning is current for the Mitchell River and minor flood warnings are current for the Snowy, Avon, Macalister, Thomson, Latrobe, Bunyip and Upper Murray Rivers and the Traralgon and Dandenong Creeks,

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Bemm, Cann and Genoa Rivers

Tambo River

South Gippsland Rivers

Yarra River to Coldstream

Yarra River downstream of Coldstream

Otway Coast

Kiewa River

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Seven and Castle Creeks, Ovens and King 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:
http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

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:
http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

Weather Forecast:
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.


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