Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:01 am EDT on Sunday 14 November 2021 Flood Watch Number: 5

Minor and moderate flood warnings are current across Gippsland, North East and Central Victoria. Further rainfall is forecast during Sunday and Monday.

A strong cold front is forecast to sweep across Victoria during Sunday.

In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Sunday, widespread rainfall totals of 5-35 mm have been recorded across Gippsland, North East, Central Victoria and the Otway Coast. Catchments in the flood watch area are relatively wet.

Rainfall totals of 10-20 mm are forecast during Sunday across the Eastern Ranges and Bass Coast, with 1-5 mm elsewhere. A further 5-15 mm is forecast for Gippsland and the Yarra Ranges during Monday.

Additional areas of minor flooding is possible across the flood watch area.

A moderate flood warning is current for the Mitchell River and minor flood warnings are current for the Kiewa, Snowy, Tambo, Avon, Macalister, Thomson, Yarra, Latrobe, Bunyip and the Traralgon and Dandenong Creeks,

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Gippsland Lakes

South Gippsland Rivers

Yarra River to Coldstream

Yarra River downstream of Coldstream

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Bemm, Cann and Genoa Rivers and Otway Coast.

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.


Rainfall and River Conditions Map