Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 2:21 pm EST on Saturday 24 July 2021 Flood Watch Number: 1

Isolated flooding may develop in the Upper Murray catchment from Sunday into Monday.

A series of cold fronts are forecast to move across Victoria over the weekend.
Over the North East ranges, snow levels are forecast to lower to 500 metres overnight Saturday to Sunday before rising to 800 metres during Sunday and then to 1200-1600 metres during Monday.

The Upper Murray catchment is wet from recent rain.

Rainfall totals of 20-30 mm with isolated totals up to 40 mm are forecast for the remainder of Saturday and 15-25 mm for Sunday.

Rain and rapid snow melt during Sunday to Monday may contribute to strong river rises. Isolated minor flooding is possible across the Upper Murray catchment from overnight Sunday into Monday.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta 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.



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