Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria
Minor Flood Warning for the Avoca River
Issued at 9:13 am EDT on Saturday 15 December 2018
Flood Warning Number: 4
Minor flooding is occurring in the middle reaches of the Avoca River in
response to rainfall on Thursday and will continue into Sunday.
Since 9 am Friday no significant rainfall was observed in the Avoca River
catchment. Rainfall totals of up to 10 mm, with isolated higher totals due to
thunderstorms are forecast in the Avoca catchment during Saturday.
Avoca River to Charlton Town:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Avoca River to Charlton Town.
The Avoca River at Charlton Township peaked at 5.21 metres around 2 am Saturday
15 December and is currently at 4.92 metres and falling. The Avoca River at
Charlton Township is expected to remain above the minor flood level (4.00 m)
Avoca River downstream of Charlton Town:
Flooding is expected along the Avoca River immediately downstream of Charlton
Town during Saturday.
The Avoca River at Quambatook is currently at 0.16 metres and falling slowly.
The Avoca River at Quambatook is expected to remain below the minor flood level
(2.00 m) during Saturday.
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:
The next warning will be issued by 09:00 am EDT on Sunday 16 December 2018.
Latest River Heights:
Avoca River at Archdale Junction, -0.17, Steady, 08:30 AM SAT 15/12/18
Avoca River at Yawong Weir, 0.64, Steady, 08:30 AM SAT 15/12/18
Avoca River at Charlton Township, 4.82, Falling, 08:30 AM SAT 15/12/18
Avoca River D/S Charlton, 4.45, Falling, 08:30 AM SAT 15/12/18
Avoca River at Quambatook, 0.11, Steady, 08:30 AM SAT 15/12/18
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 217. 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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7 day forecast
Today: Patchy fog in the northwest early this morning. Cloudy. High chance of showers, becoming less likely during the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming NW 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.
Forecast for Arnold West (36.6618°S, 143.7621°E, 184m AMSL) Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Summary Minimum 13° 13° 13° 16° 16° 11° 10° Maximum 22° 27° 29° 31° 25° 22° 23° Chance of rain 80% 10% 40% 60% 60% 30% 30% Likely amount 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm UV index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme - - Frost risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 8
Wind direction N NNW SSW SW S S E NNE SW SW SSW SSW SSW SSW Relative humidity 81% 64% 76% 48% 67% 37% 62% 41% 72% 52% 67% 46% 62% 43% Dew point 13°C 15°C 14°C 15°C 12°C 13°C 14°C 16°C 14°C 15°C 8°C 10°C 8°C 9°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Arnold West (36.6618°S, 143.7621°E, 184m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Full moon Last quarter New moon First quarter 5:29am EDT 6:00am EDT 8:41pm EDT 9:12pm EDT 1:46pm EDT 1:55am EDT Waxing gibbous Full moon Dec 23 Last quarter Dec 29 New moon Jan 06 First quarter Jan 14
Temperature for next 7 days
Temperature in 7 days Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 22 27 29 31 25 22 23
Rain for next 7 days
Rain in 7 days Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 5 0 0 5 0 0 0