Weather Warnings - Flood Advice - Central District
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 10:06 am EST on Monday 10 April 2017
In the 24 hours to 9 am Monday, rainfall totals of 10 to 80 mm have been
recorded in the Greater Melbourne catchments, with the higher totals (50 to 80
mm) recorded in the western parts of the flood watch area.
Showers, with totals of 5 to 10 mm are forecast for the remainder of Monday.
Stream rises have occured in the Greater Melbourne catchments in response to
the recorded rain. Further rises are expected and areas of minor flooding may
develop later Monday into Tuesday.
The Bureau of Meteorology in conjunction with Melbourne Water will continue to
monitor the situation and issue catchment specific warnings if and when
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
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/
This Flood Watch will expire by 10:00am Tuesday 11th April 2017.
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
Large areas of southern Australia can expect a foggy start to the next few mornings, reducing visibility for the first few hours, even in the southeastern capitals.
The strongest southeasterly wind surge since last Dry Season has swept out any lingering sticky humidity from the summer over a large swathe of the central and eastern tropics.
As the mercury plummets across South Australia ahead of winter, coastal properties are preparing for the inevitable storm surges.