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Weather Warnings - Flood Advice - North Central District

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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 the Goulburn and Broken Basins
Issued at 3:49 pm EST on Friday 6 May 2016

A low pressure system will move into the Bight on Saturday and deepen as it
moves east, extending a trough over central Australia. The low is forecast to
be centred just southwest of Victoria by Sunday night, then move south of
Tasmania on Monday as the trough crosses Victoria.

Heavy rainfall is likely over the Goulburn and Broken catchments on Sunday and
Monday. Over the two days, widespread rainfall totals up to 50mm are expected,
with higher totals up to 150mm possible on the ranges.

In response to the forecast rainfall significant stream rises are expected that
may lead to minor flooding from Monday morning in the Goulburn and Broken
catchments.

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;
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/flood/brochures/flood_watch/flood_watch.shtml

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:
http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/

Next Issue:
The next Flood Watch will be issued by 9:00am Saturday 7 May 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
659217.
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