Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:48 am EDT on Sunday 18 October 2020

Flood Watch Number: 3

Minor flood warnings are current for the Kiewa River, Ovens and King Rivers and the Seven and Castle Creeks.

In the 24 hours to 09:00 am Sunday, variable rainfall totals of 10-40 mm have been recorded across catchments in the flood watch area.

No significant rainfall is forecast for the next few days.

Minor flooding may develop in the Upper Yarra catchment during Sunday. Flooding is no longer expected to develop throughout the rest of the flood watch area.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Yarra River to Coldstream

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers, Goulburn River, Mitchell River, Macalister River, Latrobe River, Traralgon Creek and South Gippsland Rivers.

The Bureau of Meteorology is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue catchment specific warnings as required.

See www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings to view the current warnings for Victoria.

For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml
Flood Safety Advice:

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.

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/

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 also available on: Telephone Weather Service No. 1300 659217.

Rainfall and River Conditions Map