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:

Latrobe River

Traralgon Creek

South Gippsland Rivers

Bunyip River and Dandenong Creek

Yarra River to Coldstream

Yarra River downstream of Coldstream

Kiewa River

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 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 For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

Current Road and Traffic Information is available at the VicRoads website:

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see

River Height and Rainfall information are available on the Bureau of Meteorology web site at

Flood Warnings and Flood Watches for Victorian Catchments are also available
on: Telephone Weather Service No. 1300 659217.

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