Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:13 pm EST on Friday 10 August 2018

Flood Watch Number: 1

Areas of flooding may develop overnight Friday into Saturday in the Glenelg River catchment.

A strong cold front and associated trough over the Bight are forecast to reach far western Victoria late Friday. A band of rain with a colder westerly change will reach the far southwest during the afternoon and then extend eastwards.

The Glenelg River catchment is wet.

Rainfall totals of around 10 to 15 mm are forecast in the flood watch area during Friday afternoon into early Saturday morning.

River rises are likely in response to the forecast rainfall overnight Friday into Saturday, with the possibility of localised minor flooding developing on Saturday in the Glenelg River catchment.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Glenelg River

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