Weather Warnings - Flood Advice - North Central District
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Flood Watch for the Goulburn and Broken Basins
Issued at 10:46 am EST on Thursday 26 September 2013
A strong cold front will move quickly across Victoria on Thursday morning. The
next high pressure system will move across southern NSW on Friday as another
cold front crosses the Bight to reach western districts late Friday. This front
will then move across the remainder of the State by early Saturday with a ridge
of high pressure moving across Victoria on Sunday.
In the 24 hours to 9 AM Thursday, general rainfall totals of up to 15mm with an
isolated 28mm at Mt Buller were recorded in the Goulburn and Broken River
catchments. Further rainfall totals of up to 10-20mm forecast across the ranges
for the remainder of Thursday.
Further stream rises are possible as a result of forecast rainfall, however no
flooding is expected to develop in the Goulburn and Broken catchments.
The Bureau of Meteorology will 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
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;
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