Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Westernport
Final Flood Warning for the Bunyip River
Issued at 12:45 pm EDT on Sunday 23 October 2016
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria Regional Office on behalf of Melbourne
Flood Warning Number: 2
The Bunyip River catchment has received rainfall averaging about 8 mm since
09:00 AM yesterday. The Western Port catchment has received rainfall averaging
about 6 mm for the same period. Rainfall totals of 5 mm have been forecast for
the catchment today.
The level of the Bunyip River at Iona peaked at 1.53 metres, below the Minor
Flood Level (2.10 metres), at 4:36 AM this morning (Sunday 23/10/2016). It is
now at 1.50 metres and falling.
The level of the Bunyip River at Cora Lynn peaked at 2.83 metres, below the
Minor Flood Level (3.10 metres), at 6:12 AM this morning. It is currently
steady at 2.81 metres.
The river heights at 12:07 PM 23/10/2016 were:
Sites in Bunyip River catchment:
Bunyip River at Headworks: 0.27 metres, steady
Bunyip River at Tonimbuk: 1.55 metres, falling
Bunyip River at Longwarry North: 1.46 metres, steady
Tarago Reservoir: 158.01 metres, steady
Tarago River at Neerim South: 1.15 metres, steady
Tarago River at Drouin West: 0.60 metres, steady
Bunyip River at Iona: 1.50 metres, falling
Bunyip River at Cora Lynn: 2.81 metres, steady
Yallock Outfall Drain at Cora Lynn: 0.76 metres, steady
Bunyip River at Koo Wee Rup: 2.01 metres, rising
Other sites in Western Port catchment:
Gumscrub Creek at Pakenham: 0.74 metres, falling
Toomuc Creek at Pakenham: 0.59 metres, steady
Deep Creek at Pakenham: 0.67 metres, falling
Kennedy Creek at Pakenham: 0.49 metres, steady
Cardinia Creek at Officer: 1.57 metres, falling
Cardinia Creek at Cardinia: 0.80 metres, steady
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
Flood Safety Advice:
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:
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 217. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/vic/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts.
A couple of scorchers are on the way for Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney over the next few days.
Following a good start to January 2017 rainfall, when 125mm fell during the first 48 hours of the year, conditions have been relatively dry for the Northern Territory capital.
In the early hours of the morning, Brisbane had its warmest minimum temperature since at least 1999, when the mercury halted its descent at 28 degrees just after 3am.