Weather Warnings - Flood Advice - North East Victoria
Note: This Flood Watch is a heads-up for possible future flooding and is NOT a
Flood Warning (see note below)
Flood Watch for North East Victoria (Upper Murray, Mitta Mitta, Kiewa, Ovens
and King Catchments)
Issued at 9:30 am EST on Sunday 21 August 2016
In the 24 hours to 9 am Sunday, rainfall totals of up to 24 mm have been
recorded across the North East catchments with an isolated total of 51 mm at Mt
Buller. Showers are forecast for the rest of Sunday with totals of around 5-15
mm possible. Snow will fall above 1200 metres.
A minor flood warning is current for the Kiewa River.
Stream rises are occurring in response to the rain and with the forecast
showers, additional areas of minor flooding may develop across the North East
catchments during Sunday and overnight into Monday.
The Bureau of Meteorology is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue
catchment specific warnings if and when required.
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
the 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 around midday Monday 22 August 2016.
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
With spring just around the corner, Canberra will end the remainder of the month on a warmer note.