Severe Weather Warning for HEAVY RAINFALL

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5 November 2018

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Issued at 11:12 am Monday, 5 November 2018 - For people in Central, North East, West and South Gippsland and parts of East Gippsland, Northern Country and North Central Forecast Districts.

Weather Situation: A slow moving low pressure trough over central Victoria will move east during Tuesday.

HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast to develop across parts of central Victoria during the early hours of Tuesday, before contracting to eastern Victoria during the late morning and early afternoon then clearing by the evening.

Falls across central Victoria, including Melbourne, are expected to be between 5 to 15mm, however a band of heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms could result in totals up to 30mm in a 2 to 3 hour period. 

Falls of 15 to 30mm are possible across eastern parts of the warning area, with higher totals of 30 to 50mm across elevated areas and with thunderstorms.
Locations which may be affected include Seymour, Ballarat, Melbourne, Wodonga, Wangaratta and Traralgon.

 The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

  • Don't walk, ride or drive through flood water
  • Keep clear of creeks and storm drains
  • Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks
  • Be alert that in areas recently affected by fires, heavy rainfall increases the potential for landslides and debris across roads

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEDT Monday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at or call 1300 659 217. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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