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  • Initial Flood Watch For North East And Central Victoria, Barwon River Catchment And Otway Coast Tue 28 Sep 2021

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria
    This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.
    Initial Flood Watch For North East And Central Victoria, Barwon River Catchment And Otway Coast 
    Issued at 12:13 PM EST on Tuesday 28 September 2021
    Flood Watch Number: 1
    Minor flooding is possible from late Wednesday in the catchments of the flood watch area.
    A low pressure system and an associated trough will move slowly over Victoria on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, the low will weaken and move away to the southeast.
    Catchments in the flood watch area are moderately wet.
    Widespread rainfall totals of 20 to 30mm are expected in the warning area during Wednesday, with isolated heavier falls of 50 to 60mm possible with thunderstorms. Further rainfall totals of 20-40 mm are forecast for Thursday and Friday, with isolated heavier falls up to 60mm.
    River rises are expected in the flood watch catchments from Wednesday afternoon. Minor flooding is possible from late Wednesday at some locations.
    Catchments likely to be affected include:
    Bunyip River and Dandenong Creek
    Yarra River to Coldstream
    Yarra River downstream of Coldstream
    Werribee River
    Barwon, Leigh and Moorabool Rivers
    Otway Coast
    Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers
    Kiewa River
    Ovens and King Rivers
    Broken River
    Seven and Castle Creeks
    Goulburn River upstream of Lake Eildon
    Goulburn River Eildon to Seymour
    The Bureau of Meteorology is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue catchment specific warnings as required.
     See to view the current warnings for Victoria.
     For more information on the Flood Watch Service:
    Flood Safety Advice:
    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 For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
     Current Road and Traffic Information is available at the VicRoads website:
     Weather Forecast:
     For the latest weather forecast see
     River Height and Rainfall information are available on the Bureau of Meteorology web site at
     Flood Warnings and Flood Watches for Victorian Catchments are also available on: Telephone Weather Service No. 1300 659217.}
    Next issue:
    The next Flood Watch will be issued by 12:00 pm EST on Wednesday 29 September 2021.