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)
Final Flood Watch For Greater Melbourne Catchments (Werribee, Maribyrnong,
Yarra, Dandenong And Bunyip)
Issued at 12:02 pm EDT on Friday 30 December 2016
A low pressure trough over Victoria will drift slowly eastwards during Friday,
clearing eastwards as a low pressure system passes to the south of Tasmania.
The system is clearing the Greater Melbourne catchments.
Showers possible in the Yarra Valley.
With forecast rainfall further no flooding is expected. Flood warnings for the
Yarra River and Merri Creek have been finalised.
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/
No further 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