Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria
This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.
Initial Flood Watch For Parts Of South West And Eastern Victoria
Issued at 03:27 PM EST on Wednesday 17 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 1
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.
Rainfall totals of 20-30 mm are forecast around the Otway and Surf Coasts during Thursday. River level rises and areas of minor flooding are possible in the Barwon River catchment and the Otways from Thursday.
Widespread rainfall totals of 30-50 mm are forecast over the eastern ranges from Thursday afternoon into Friday, with isolated higher totals possible. Further rainfall is forecast on Saturday, with an additional 20 mm possible. River level rises and areas of minor flooding are possible in parts of the North East and Gippsland from Friday.
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 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 Thursday 18 August 2022.
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Seven day forecast
Ballarat 7 day forecast
Today: Cloudy. High chance of showers near the Otways, medium chance elsewhere. Winds N 25 to 40 km/h increasing to 30 to 45 km/h in the evening.
Forecast for Ballarat (37.5633°S, 143.8637°E, 412m AMSL) Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Summary Minimum 1° 7° 3° 5° 0° 4° 1° Maximum 12° 12° 12° 9° 11° 13° 10° Chance of rain 80% 80% 80% 70% 10% 90% 70% Likely amount 1-5mm 5-10mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm 5-10mm < 1mm UV index Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate - - Frost risk High Nil Moderate Slight High Slight High 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 18
Wind direction NNE N N N W WNW SW SSW NNW NW N NNW SW WSW Relative humidity 90% 86% 91% 87% 89% 64% 93% 66% 77% 61% 86% 78% 87% 68% Dew point 5°C 8°C 8°C 8°C 4°C 4°C 5°C 5°C 3°C 4°C 5°C 8°C 3°C 3°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Ballarat (37.5633°S, 143.8637°E, 412m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:41am EST 7:08am EST 5:51pm EST 6:18pm EST 11:38pm EST 10:03am EST Waning gibbous Last quarter Aug 19 New moon Aug 27 First quarter Sep 04 Full moon Sep 10
Temperature for next 5 days
0 Wednesday Wednesday 12 1 Thursday Thursday 12 2 Friday Friday 12 3 Saturday Saturday 9 4 Sunday Sunday 11 5 Monday Monday 13 6 Tuesday Tuesday 10 7 Tuesday Tuesday 10
Rain for next 5 days
0 Wednesday Wednesday 5 1 Thursday Thursday 10 2 Friday Friday 5 3 Saturday Saturday 0 4 Sunday Sunday 0 5 Monday Monday 10 6 Tuesday Tuesday 0 7 Tuesday Tuesday 0