Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 4:48 pm EST on Monday 19 July 2021 Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor flooding is possible in the Upper Yarra and Bunyip River catchments from Wednesday.

A strong cold front is forecast to cross Victoria on Tuesday, establishing a cold and unstable southwesterly airstream across Victoria.

Catchments in the flood watch area are wet following recent rainfall.

Rainfall totals of 15-30 mm are forecast for the flood watch area on Tuesday, with higher totals up to 40 mm possible across elevated areas.

River rises are expected in response to the forecast rain and minor flooding may develop from Wednesday onwards.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Bunyip River and Dandenong Creek

Yarra River to Coldstream

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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