Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Thomson River
Final Flood Warning for the Thomson River.
Issued at 11:03 am EST on Friday 29 July 2016
Thomson River upstream of Macalister River Junction
River levels are below minor flood levels in the Thomson catchment.
The Thomson River at Sale Wharf peaked around 2.36 metres (minor flood level
2.4 metres) during Thursday and is falling. The river is expected to remain
below the minor flood level.
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 flood warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
Aberfeldy R. at Beardmore 0.83m steady 07:58 AM FRI 29/07/16
Thomson R at The Narrows 0.48m steady 10:09 AM FRI 29/07/16
Thomson R at Cooper Ck 0.49m steady 10:24 AM FRI 29/07/16
Thomson R U/S Cowwarr Weir 2.44m steady 10:00 AM FRI 29/07/16
Thomson R at Heyfield 1.26m steady 08:45 AM FRI 29/07/16
Rainbow Ck at Heyfield 0.63m steady 08:45 AM FRI 29/07/16
Thomson R. at Wandocka 1.9m steady 10:52 AM FRI 29/07/16
Macalister R. D/S Lake Glenmaggie 1.98m steady 10:46 AM FRI 29/07/16
Thomson R at Bundalaguah 5.89m steady 10:34 AM FRI 29/07/16
Latrobe R at Rosedale 3.7m falling 10:49 AM FRI 29/07/16
Thomson R. at Sale Wharf 2.26m falling 10:49 AM FRI 29/07/16
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
During a thunderstorm, approximately 20 percent of lightning strikes reach the ground and the rest occur within the cloud.
The 2016 snow season has reached a new peak depth this week according to measurements taken today.
Rain gauges as far north as the Gulf of Carpentaria and south to Ulladulla have received decent rainfall in the last 24 hours, some of which caused dangerous flooding.