Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the North East, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland
Issued at 10:59 pm EST on Friday 14 June 2013.
A low pressure system just east of Bass Strait will slowly move out over the
Tasman Sea on Saturday. It will then remain slow moving over the central Tasman
from Sunday until Tuesday.
The Severe Weather Warning for the North East, West and South Gippsland and
East Gippsland forecast districts has been cancelled, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
Although rain is forecast to continue to ease over East Gippsland, totals in
the order of 20-30mm are forecast for East Gippsland on Saturday. Note that
flood warnings are current for many Gippsland rivers at the time of issue.
The SES advises that mountainous areas in the Grampians and Alpine Range,
including areas such as the region bound by Bright, Mt Buller, Mt Baw Baw and
Combienbar have recently been affected by fires. Rainfall run-off in these fire
affected areas may contain debris such as soil, ash, trees and rocks. People in
these areas should be alert to the potential for landslide and debris on roads.
Chandlers Creek in East Gippsland has had 106mm of rain since 9am Friday.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- Keep clear of fallen power lines.
- Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
- Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
- Beware of fallen trees or debris on the road.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300-659-217*.
The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being