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.
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7 day forecast
Melwood 7 day forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. Very high chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Showers falling as snow above 1200 metres. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h tending W/SW before dawn then turning N/NW 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 15.
Forecast for Melwood (37.7324°S, 147.511°E, 75m AMSL) Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Summary Minimum 7° 7° 3° 4° 5° 4° 5° Maximum 15° 14° 15° 17° 13° 14° 15° Chance of rain 30% 90% 5% 90% 60% 30% 80% Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 5-10mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm UV index Low Low Moderate Moderate - - - Frost risk Nil Nil Moderate Slight Slight Slight Slight 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 21
Wind direction W WSW WNW SW NW S N NNW W WSW WNW W WNW WSW Relative humidity 87% 55% 79% 62% 81% 54% 68% 49% 83% 55% 74% 55% 82% 70% Dew point 8°C 5°C 8°C 6°C 6°C 5°C 5°C 5°C 6°C 3°C 5°C 4°C 8°C 9°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Melwood (37.7324°S, 147.511°E, 75m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:24am EST 6:51am EST 5:37pm EST 6:04pm EST 12:26am EST 10:44am 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 15 1 Saturday Saturday 14 2 Sunday Sunday 15 3 Monday Monday 17 4 Tuesday Tuesday 13 5 Wednesday Wednesday 14 6 Thursday Thursday 15 7 Thursday Thursday 15
Rain for next 7 days
0 Friday Friday 0 1 Saturday Saturday 0 2 Sunday Sunday 0 3 Monday Monday 10 4 Tuesday Tuesday 0 5 Wednesday Wednesday 0 6 Thursday Thursday 5 7 Thursday Thursday 5