Source: Australia Bureau of Meteorology
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria
Note: This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments
Final Flood Watch for Upper Yarra, Bunyip, Latrobe and South Gippsland Rivers
Issued at 11:29 am EDT on Saturday 9 November 2019
Flood Watch Number: 5
A minor flood warning is current for the Bunyip River catchment. A minor warning will be issued for the Upper Yarra catchment around midday Saturday. Flooding is not expected for Latrobe nor South Gippsland.
A cold front crossed Victoria on Friday. Showers and isolated thunderstorms are forecast during Saturday.
Catchments are relatively wet following recent rainfall.
Rainfall totals of 10-20mm are forecast for the Upper Yarra, with isolated higher totals possible.
River rises have been observed in response to the rainfall.
Catchments no longer likely to be affected include:
South Gippsland 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:
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.
This is a final Flood Watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.