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Do not drive, walk or ride through flood water

News Article Date: 
Friday, 1 December 2017

With more rain forecast Warrnambool residents are being urged not to walk, ride or drive through flood water and to keep clear of creeks and storm drains.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued the following warning earlier today, Friday, December 1:

HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS DURING FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND

A trough of low pressure currently over far western Victoria will move slowly across the State during the next two days. A low pressure system will develop on the trough over northwestern Victoria on Friday, then move slowly southeastwards. Milder, less humid southerly winds will develop behind the low, as a new high pressure system forms in the Bight.

HEAVY RAIN and SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS which may lead to FLASH FLOODING are forecast in the State's central and western districts, extending across remaining parts of the State during FRIDAY, while easing in the far southwest later. Heavy rain and thunderstorm activity will continue throughout SATURDAY, though is forecast to ease in western Victoria. The heavy rain will contract to the southeast during SUNDAY.

Three day rain totals of 100-200mm are expected acoss most northern and central regions of the State. Elsewhere totals are likely to be between 30 and 100mm. Over the northeast ranges falls may exceed 250mm.

Locations which may be affected include Mildura, Horsham, Warrnambool, Bendigo, Shepparton, Seymour, Maryborough, Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Traralgon and Bairnsdale.

 

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