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Flood warning for South Gippsland rivers

Advice – Flood

Message reference number: 18005

Issued For:South Gippsland Rivers
Incident Location:South Gippsland Rivers
Incident Name:GippslandRainevent_30sept
Issued:03/10/2021 12:25 PM
Next Update Expected:04/10/2021 02:00 PM
Contact For Media:SES – 1300 783 933

This Flood Watch is being issued for South Gippsland Rivers.

Minor flood warnings are current for catchments in West Gippsland areas. Renewed river rises are likely from Monday to Thursday with forecast rainfall.

A trough crossing western and central parts of the State will clear the east on Monday morning. A cold front will cross Victoria overnight Monday into Tuesday. Another cold front is expected to move into Victoria’s west on Wednesday night.

In the 24 hours to 9 am Sunday, rainfall totals of 5 to 20 mm have been recorded in the flood watch area.

Showers will continue during Sunday, with further rainfall totals of up to 5 mm forecast for the remainder of Sunday.

With the first cold front crossing on Monday and Tuesday, rainfall totals up to 20-30 mm are forecast in the West and South Gippsland and  mostly falling between midday Monday and midday Tuesday. Isolated higher totals up to 40-50 mm are possible, with thunderstorms. Similar totals are forecast with the crossing of the second cold front on Wednesday and Thursday.

Stay informed – monitor your local conditions and remain alert.

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