Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria
Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Barwon River
Issued at 7:18 pm EST on Sunday 11 August 2019
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Victorian Regional Office
Flood Warning Number: 1
Minor flooding is occurring in the Barwon River upstream of Inverleigh.
Minor flooding may develop in the Leigh River overnight Sunday into Monday.
Since 9 am Thursday rainfall totals of up to 65 mm have been recorded in the in
the Barwon catchment.
Barwon River to Inverleigh:
Minor flooding is occurring in the Barwon River at Ricketts Marsh.
Minor flooding may occur along the Leigh River.
The Leigh River at Shelford (Hwy Bridge) is currently at 5.35 metres and
rising. The Leigh River at Shelford (Hwy Bridge) may peak around the minor
flood level (6.0 m) overnight Sunday into Monday.
Barwon River downstream of Inverleigh:
Minor flooding may occur along the Barwon River downstream of Inverleigh.
The Barwon River at Geelong is currently peaking around 1.88 metres. A second
peak along the Barwon River at Geelong may reach the minor flood level (2.30 m)
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.
For flood or storm emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500
For life-threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000).
Current VIC Emergency Information is available at http://emergency.vic.gov.au
Current road and traffic information is available at the VicRoads website at
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am EST on Monday 12 August 2019.
Latest River Heights:
Barwon River at Ricketts Marsh, 3.08, Rising, 07:00 PM SUN 11/08/19
Barwon River at Kildean Lane, 3.29, Steady, 05:30 PM SUN 11/08/19
Barwon River at Winchelsea, 2.87, Steady, 05:30 PM SUN 11/08/19
Barwon River at Inverleigh, 1.33, Steady, 05:30 PM SUN 11/08/19
Warrambine Creek at Warrambine, 0.89, Steady, 05:30 PM SUN 11/08/19
Leigh River at Shelford (Hwy Bridge), 5.35, Rising, 05:30 PM SUN 11/08/19
Moorabool River at Lal Lal, 1.05, Steady, 05:30 PM SUN 11/08/19
Moorabool River at Batesford Bridge, 1.20, Steady, 05:30 PM SUN 11/08/19
Barwon River at Geelong, 1.88, Steady, 05:30 PM SUN 11/08/19
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/vic/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts.
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Seven day forecast
Today: Cloudy. High chance of showers in the east, medium chance elsewhere. Showers falling as snow above 1200 metres. Winds SW 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 12.
Forecast for Addington (37.3845°S, 143.6725°E, 488m AMSL) Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Summary Minimum 3° 5° 4° 4° 5° 3° 6° Maximum 9° 11° 11° 12° 12° 12° 12° Chance of rain 40% 40% 20% 40% 40% 40% 70% Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm 1-5mm UV index Low Low Moderate Moderate - - - Frost risk Moderate Slight Slight Slight Slight Moderate Nil 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 18
Wind direction SW SW WSW WSW N N NNE N WNW WSW N N NNW NW Relative humidity 97% 75% 100% 83% 98% 71% 81% 70% 95% 77% 91% 75% 85% 75% Dew point 4°C 5°C 8°C 8°C 6°C 6°C 3°C 7°C 6°C 8°C 5°C 8°C 5°C 8°C
Sunrise and sunset times
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Temperature for next 5 days
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Rain for next 5 days
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