Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:37 am EST on Saturday 8 August 2020 Flood Watch Number: 2

Minor to moderate flooding is possible in the Snowy catchment and minor flooding may develop across the rest of the flood watch area from Saturday evening.

A low pressure system over northwestern Victoria is expected to weaken during Saturday as a new low develops off the NSW coast. This low will move slowly east across the Tasman Sea on Sunday

Catchments are moderately wet following recent rain.

There is a risk of heavy falls across East Gippsland catchments during Saturday and Sunday. Rainfall totals of 15 to 30 mm are forecast on Saturday with similar totals on Sunday. Isolated higher totals of up to 45 mm are also possible on the ranges.

With forecast rainfall, river rises are expected. Minor to moderate flooding is possible in the Snowy catchment and minor flooding may develop across the rest of flood watch area from Saturday evening.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Bemm, Cann and Genoa Rivers

Snowy River

Tambo River

Mitchell River

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


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