Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 11:54 am EDT on Thursday 25 November 2021 Flood Watch Number: 3
Minor flooding is likely in the flood watch area from overnight Thursday into Friday with isolated moderate flooding possible.
A low pressure system over central NSW is directing tropical moisture across northern and eastern Victoria.
Catchments in the flood watch area are generally wet due to recent rainfall. In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Thursday, rainfall totals of up to 5 mm were recorded in the North East, with localised higher falls in the far North East around the NSW border of 10-60 mm. In Gippsland catchments, rainfall totals of 10-20 mm were recorded, with an isolated higher total of 50 mm at Nilma North (Warragul).
For the remainder of Thursday into Friday, rainfall totals of 20-40 mm are forecast across the flood watch area, with 40-70 mm possible in the far east.
Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall are a risk during Thursday, with isolated higher totals of 70-100 mm possible.
Minor flooding is likely in the North East and Gippsland catchments from overnight Thursday into Friday with isolated moderate flooding possible in some Gippsland catchments.
A Minor Flood Warning is current for the Kiewa River catchment.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
Bemm, Cann and Genoa Rivers
Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers
Seven and Castle Creeks
Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Latrobe River, Traralgon Creek, South Gippsland Rivers, Bunyip River and Dandenong Creek, Yarra River to Coldstream, 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:
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
Source: Bureau of Meteorology