Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Note: This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments
Initial Flood Watch for North East Victoria

Issued at 2:55 pm EST on Tuesday 11 June 2019

Flood Watch Number: 1

Isolated minor flooding may develop in the North East catchments from Wednesday evening.

A cold front will move across Victoria on Wednesday with a weaker front expected to cross southern Victoria later on Thursday.

Catchments in the North East are becoming wetter due to recent rainfall and snowmelt. In the past 48 hours, rainfall totals of around 20 to 40 mm have been recorded across the North East ranges.

A band of rain will move across Victoria during Wednesday, bringing widespread totals of 20 to 30 mm across the North East catchments with isolated higher totals up to 50 mm and snowmelt on the ranges.

With the combination of rainfall and snowmelt, there is the possibility of isolated minor flooding developing from Wednesday evening in the North East catchments.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers

Kiewa River

Ovens and King 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