Weather Warnings - Flood Advice - Central District
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Note: This Flood Watch is a heads-up for possible future flooding and is NOT a
Flood Warning (see note below)
Flood Watch For Greater Melbourne Catchments (Werribee, Maribyrnong, Yarra,
Dandenong And Bunyip)
Issued at 11:48 am EDT on Thursday 14 November 2013
Reissue to update list of current flood warnings.
In the 24 hours to 9 AM Thursday rainfall totals of up to 66 mm have been
recorded in the Greater Melbourne catchments.
Scattered showers, mainly in the east and becoming isolated during the
afternoon have been forecast for the Greater Melbourne catchments during
Thursday. Rainfall totals of 5 to 15 mm are expected.
Minor flood warnings are current for the Yarra River, Bunyip River and the
Dandenong Creek. Further stream rises are possible as a result of the recorded
and forecast rainfall however no additional areas of flooding are expected to
The Bureau of Meteorology in conjunction with Melbourne Water will continue to
monitor the situation.
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. Flood Warnings will be issued if
Minor Flood Level is expected to be exceeded at key sites along the main rivers
for which the Bureau of Meteorology provides a flood warning service. For
detailed explanation see
In the interests of community safety the SES suggests following precautions:
Don't walk, ride or drive through floodwater,
Don't allow children to play in floodwater,
Stay away from waterways and stormwater drains, and
Keep well clear of fallen power lines
Current Emergency Information is available at http://www.ses.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/
No further Flood Watches will be issued for this event.
Flood Warnings, Flood Watches, 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 available on: Telephone Weather Service No. 1300