Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the North Central, South West and Central forecast districts.
Issued at 10:33 am EDT on Sunday 31 January 2016.
A low pressure system over western Victoria is expected to move northwards this
afternoon and gradually weaken. The low pressure complex will then move slowly
away to the east of the State on Monday. Significant rain is still expected
occur into this afternoon over inland western and northern Victoria but the
heavier falls should now be over. There is still a thunderstorm risk today for
much of the east of the State.
The Severe Weather Warning for the North Central, South West and Central
forecast districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be
monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
The State Emergency Service advises that rainfall run-off into waterways in
recent fire affected areas may contain debris such as soil, ash, trees and
rocks. People in fire affected areas should also be alert to the potential for
landslides and debris across roads.
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