Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria
This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.
Flood Watch For Parts Of South West And Eastern Victoria
Issued at 02:00 PM EST on Thursday 18 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 2
MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE FROM THURSDAY FOR CATCHMENTS IN THE FLOOD WATCH AREA
A frontal system will bring rainfall to the Flood Watch area from Thursday evening into Friday. Further rainfall is forecast during Saturday.
Catchments in the Flood Watch area are wet as a result of the recent rainfall, with elevated river levels within some catchments.
Widespread rainfall totals of 10-30 mm are forecast over the eastern ranges from Thursday afternoon into Friday, with isolated higher totals possible. Further rainfall is forecast on Saturday, with up to an additional 15 mm possible. Rainfall totals of 10-20 mm are forecast around the Otway and Surf Coasts during Thursday.
River level rises and areas of minor flooding are possible in parts of the North East, parts of Gippsland, the Barwon catchment and the Otways from Thursday evening.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
Barwon, Leigh and Moorabool Rivers
Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers
Ovens and King Rivers
Seven and Castle Creeks
Flooding warnings are current for the following catchments: Latrobe, Bunyip, Yarra and Kiewa 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:
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:
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.}
The next Flood Watch will be issued by 02:00 pm EST on Friday 19 August 2022.
Melville Forest (37.513°S, 141.8264°E, 197m AMSL) Melville Forest,VIC set as my default location ›
7 day forecast
Melville Forest 7 day forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. The chance of morning frost near the Grampians. Very high chance of showers, most likely in the late afternoon and evening. Possible small hail in the S in the early morning. Winds W 15 to 25 km/h turning NW 25 to 35 km/h during the morning and early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 4 with daytime temperatures reaching around 14.
Forecast for Melville Forest (37.513°S, 141.8264°E, 197m AMSL) Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Summary Minimum 4° 7° 1° 7° 2° 4° 5° Maximum 14° 13° 14° 14° 11° 12° 14° Chance of rain 90% 40% 30% 80% 60% 90% 90% Likely amount 5-10mm < 1mm < 1mm 5-10mm 1-5mm 1-5mm 1-5mm UV index Low Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - Frost risk Slight Nil High Nil Moderate Slight Slight 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 17
Wind direction NNW NW SSW SSW N NNW NNW WSW W WSW NW W W SW Relative humidity 89% 72% 93% 62% 83% 64% 89% 87% 90% 67% 97% 78% 99% 77% Dew point 6°C 8°C 8°C 5°C 4°C 6°C 9°C 10°C 4°C 4°C 7°C 7°C 8°C 9°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Melville Forest (37.513°S, 141.8264°E, 197m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:45am EST 7:12am EST 5:59pm EST 6:26pm EST 12:48am EST 11:07am EST Last quarter Last quarter Aug 19 New moon Aug 27 First quarter Sep 04 Full moon Sep 10
Temperature for next 7 days
0 Friday Friday 14 1 Saturday Saturday 13 2 Sunday Sunday 14 3 Monday Monday 14 4 Tuesday Tuesday 11 5 Wednesday Wednesday 12 6 Thursday Thursday 14 7 Thursday Thursday 14
Rain for next 7 days
0 Friday Friday 10 1 Saturday Saturday 0 2 Sunday Sunday 0 3 Monday Monday 10 4 Tuesday Tuesday 5 5 Wednesday Wednesday 5 6 Thursday Thursday 5 7 Thursday Thursday 5