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Coastal Wind Warning for VIC

Fri 05:10 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria
Issued at 5:10 am EDT on Friday 14 December 2018
for the period until midnight EDT Saturday 15 December 2018.

Wind Warnings for Friday 14 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Gippsland Lakes, West Coast, Central Coast, Central Gippsland Coast and East
Gippsland Coast

Wind Warnings for Saturday 15 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Gippsland Lakes, West Coast, Central Coast, Central Gippsland Coast and East
Gippsland Coast

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:40 pm EDT Friday.

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Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and
weather conditions for these coastal zones.
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Severe weather advice

Severe Weather Warning for East Gippsland, North East and West and South Gippsland. Cancelled elsewhere

Fri 05:07 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of East Gippsland, North East and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:07 am Friday, 14 December 2018.

Heavy rainfall possible along parts of the coast and over the northeast ranges.

Weather Situation: A low pressure system over northwestern Victoria will contract to NSW Friday but will continue to direct a humid easterly alrflow over Bass Strait.

Rain areas and isolated thunderstorms are expected across the warning area today, with periods of heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding.

Locations which may be affected include Bright, Yarram, Mallacoota, Falls Creek, Mt Hotham and Mt Buller.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Central, Mallee, South West, Northern Country, North Central and Wimmera districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Don't walk, ride or drive through flood water;
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains;
* Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks;
* Be alert that in areas recently affected by fires, heavy rainfall increases the potential for landslides and debris across roads;


The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am AEDT Friday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 217. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

Coastal wind warning

Strong Wind Warning for Far NW Coast, Central North Coast, Banks St and Franklin Sound, East of Flinders Island and SW Coast

Fri 05:00 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania
Issued at 5:00 am EDT on Friday 14 December 2018
for the period until midnight EDT Saturday 15 December 2018.

Wind Warnings for Friday 14 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Far North West Coast, Central North Coast, Banks Strait and Franklin Sound,
East of Flinders Island and South West Coast

Wind Warnings for Saturday 15 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Far North West Coast, Central North Coast, Banks Strait and Franklin Sound,
East of Flinders Island, Upper East Coast and South West Coast

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:05 pm EDT Friday.

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Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at
http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and
weather conditions for these coastal zones.
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Severe weather advice

Severe Weather Warning (Heavy Rain) for South Coast and parts of Snowy Mountains

Fri 04:56 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in South Coast and parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:56 am Friday, 14 December 2018.

MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN FOR THE SOUTH COAST FRIDAY

Weather Situation: A low pressure system over the far southern inland of NSW is drawing humid east to northeasterly winds over the South Coast. Persistent moderate rainfall is expected on Friday with heavy bursts of rainfall possible at times, particularly with thunderstorms.

HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible on Friday for parts of the South Coast south of about Moruya, including the adjacent ranges.

Rainfall could become particularly intense with any thunderstorm activity.

On Friday some locations within the warning area may receive rainfall totals in excess of 150mm. The risk of heavy rainfall may continue into Saturday depending on the development of the low.

A Flood Watch is also current for this area.

Locations which may be affected include Eden, Bega, Narooma, Moruya Heads, Bombala, Merimbula and Nimmitabel.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.


The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am AEDT Friday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

Brown rot warning

Brown Rot Warning Mallee, Wimmera, Northern Country, North Central, North East, South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East

Fri 04:41 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Brown Rot Advice
for the Mallee, Wimmera, Northern Country, North Central, North East, South
West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts.

Issued at 4:41 am EDT on Friday 14 December 2018.

Stone fruit growers in the West and South Gippsland forecast district and parts
of the North Central, South West, Central and East Gippsland forecast districts
are advised that rainfall and accompanying high humidity during Friday are
conducive to a heavy outbreak of brown rot.

Stone fruit growers in the Mallee, Wimmera, Northern Country and North East
forecast districts are advised that rainfall and accompanying high humidity
during Friday may be conducive to an outbreak of brown rot.

The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am EDT Friday.

Coastal wind warning

Strong Wind Warning for Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast and Eden Coast. Cancellation for Byron Coast

Fri 04:10 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Issued at 4:10 am EDT on Friday 14 December 2018
for the period until midnight EDT Saturday 15 December 2018.

Wind Warnings for Friday 14 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast and Eden Coast
Cancellation for the following area:
Byron Coast

Wind Warnings for Saturday 15 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast, Illawarra Coast,
Batemans Coast and Eden Coast

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:05 pm EDT Friday.

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Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at
http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and
weather conditions for these coastal zones.
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Coastal wind warning

Hurricane Force Wind Warning for Roper Groote Coast Strong Wind Warning for Arafura Coast and Gove Peninsula Coast

Fri 02:20 CST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory

Marine Wind Warning Summary for the Northern Territory
Issued at 2:20 am CST on Friday 14 December 2018
for the period until midnight CST Friday 14 December 2018.

Wind Warnings for Friday 14 December
Hurricane Force Wind Warning for the following area:
Roper Groote Coast
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Arafura Coast and Gove Peninsula Coast

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:00 pm CST Friday.

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Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at
http://www.bom.gov.au/nt/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and
weather conditions for these coastal zones.
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Tropical cyclone

Cyclone Warning from Port McArthur (NT)to Aurukun QLD incl Mornington Is, Karumba, Kowanyama and Pormpuraaw. Watch to Georgetown (QLD)

Fri 01:53 CST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

Media: Transmitters serving the area between Port Roper and Port McArthur,
including Port McArthur are requested to USE the Standard Emergency Warning
Signal before broadcasting the following warning.

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 27
Issued at 1:52 am ACST [2:22 am AEST] on Friday 14 December 2018


Headline:
Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen will continue to move east over the southern Gulf
of Carpentaria and strengthen.

Areas Affected:
Warning zone: Port McArthur in the Northern Territory, to Aurukun in
Queensland, including Mornington Island, Karumba, Kowanyama and Pormpuraaw.

Watch zone: Extending inland from Karumba to Aurukun as far as Georgetown,
Chillagoe and Coen.

Cancelled zone: None

Details of Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen at 12:30 am ACST [1:00 am AEST]:
Intensity: Category 3, sustained winds near the centre of 140 kilometres per
hour with wind gusts to 195 kilometres per hour.
Location: within 20 kilometres of 15.2 degrees South 137.1 degrees East,
estimated to be 85 kilometres northeast of Port McArthur and 280 kilometres
northwest of Mornington Island.
Movement: east southeast at 9 kilometres per hour.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen has recently moved east southeast parallel to the
southwest Gulf of Carpentaria coast, but is expected to take a more easterly
track during Friday morning. The system remains a category 3 system and is
likely to continue to develop further over the next 12 to 24 hours as it moves
east over open waters through a favourable environment. Severe TC Owen may
reach Category 4 intensity early Friday.

A coastal crossing along the southeast Gulf of Carpentaria coast between
Gilbert River Mouth to Pormpuraaw later Friday or early Saturday is likely, and
there is a chance it crosses the coast as a category 4 system. Owen will then
weaken as it moves southeastwards inland over the southern Cape York Peninsula.

Hazards:
VERY DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts to 195 kilometres per hour are possible right
near the centre. If Owen maintains intensity during Friday VERY DESTRUCTIVE
winds are possible between Pormpuraaw and Gilbert River Mouth later on Friday
or early Saturday. They may develop over Mornington Island during Friday
afternoon if the system takes a more southerly track.

DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with gusts to 140 kilometres per hour are likely near the
centre. They may develop over Mornington Island Friday morning and afternoon if
the system takes a track further south. During Friday DESTRUCTIVE WINDS with
gusts to 130 kilometres per hour may develop between Burketown and Cape
Keerweer as the system approaches the Queensland coast.

GALES with gusts up to 110 kilometres per hour have been observed at Centre
Island and may occur between Port McArthur and the NT/Qld Border early Friday
morning. GALES may extend from the NT/Qld Border to Burketown Friday during the
day, including Mornington Island, and then extend further to the southeast Gulf
of Carpentaria between Burketown and Aurukun and adjacent inland areas late
Friday and early Saturday.

HEAVY RAINFALL, which may lead to flash flooding, may occur about the islands
and coastal areas of the southwestern Gulf of Carpentaria early Friday morning.
HEAVY RAINFALL, which may lead to flash flooding is also likely across southern
Cape York Peninsula later Friday and Saturday.

Tides may rise significantly above the normal high tide with DAMAGING WAVES and
DANGEROUS FLOODING. From Port McArthur to Aurukun a STORM TIDE may develop and
tides may rise significantly above the normal high tide, with DAMAGING WAVES
and MINOR FLOODING.

Recommended Action:
The Territory Controller advises residents from Port McArthur to QLD/NT Border,
A CYCLONE IS COMING:

Residents from Port McArthur to NT/QLD border:
- Take Shelter as conditions deteriorate.
- Shelters are open in Borroloola.
- Move inside at home or to public shelters as winds and rain start.
- Communities need to be aware this event will extend ongoing.

Further advice on cyclone emergencies in the Northern Territory is available at
www.securent.nt.gov.au
Please ensure that friends, family and neighbours have heard and understood
this message, particularly new arrivals to the area.

People between the NT/Qld border and Aurukun, including Mornington Island,
Karumba and Pormpuraaw, should immediately commence or continue preparations,
especially securing boats and property [using available daylight hours/before
nightfall].

People in areas inland from Karumba to Aurukun as far as Georgetown, Chillagoe
and Coen should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone
threat increases.

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster
Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)
- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on
132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on
buildings or roof damage).

Next Advice:
The next advice will be issued by 5:00 am ACST Friday 14 December [5:30 am AEST
Friday 14 December].

This advice is available on telephone NT-1300 659 211 and QLD-1300 659 212

A map showing the track of the cyclone is available at:
http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone

Severe thunderstorm advice

Cancellation of Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Maranoa and Warrego

Fri 02:01 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Cancellation Severe Thunderstorm Warning
For people in Maranoa and Warrego Forecast District.

Issued at 2:01 am Friday, 14 December 2018.

Storms are weakening over the Maranoa and Darling Downs

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in QUEENSLAND.

Thunderstorm activity is ongoing over the Maranoa and Darling Downs area, but these storms have significantly weakened in the past hour or so. The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.


Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

Severe thunderstorm advice

Cancellation of Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Central Tablelands, NW Slopes and Plains, Central West Slopes and Plains and Upper Western

Fri 02:46 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Cancellation Severe Thunderstorm Warning
For people in Central Tablelands, North West Slopes and Plains, Central West Slopes and Plains and Upper Western Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:46 am Friday, 14 December 2018.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in NSW and the ACT.

The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

41mm fell in the 30min to 8:05pm at Auburn. 37mm fell at Guilford during the same period.

Snowball (west of Moruya) recorded 28mm in the 30 minutes to 6.45pm.

Murrurundi recorded a 92km/h wind gust at 5.30pm.

Gunnedah recorded a 92km/h wind gust at 4.30pm.

Narrabri West recorded a 105km/h wind gust at 2.40pm.

Coonamble Airport recorded a 107km/h wind gust at 2.30pm.

Walgett Airport recorded a 98km/h wind gust at 1.48pm.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.


Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

Flood warning

Initial Flood Warning for the Avoca River

Fri 02:37 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Avoca River

Reissued to correct forecast rainfall

Issued at 2:37 am EDT on Friday 14 December 2018
Flood Warning Number: 1

Minor flooding is expected to develop in the middle reaches of the Avoca River
early Friday morning

In the 24 hours up to 9am Thursday rainfall totals of 10mm to 20 mm were
recorded in the catchment. Since 9am to midnight further falls of 40 to 70mm of
rain have been observed in the Avoca catchment, heaviest falls occurring in the
middle of the catchment around Charlton and Coonooer.

The rain has caused localised flooding and stream rises are now being observed
in the Avoca catchment below Coonooer (Yawong Weir)
Further rainfall is forecast for Friday with totals of 5mm to 10 mm possible,
mainly falling in the upper catchment .

Avoca River to Charlton Town:
Minor flooding is likely along the Avoca River to Charlton Town.

The Avoca River at Charlton Township is currently at 2.68 metres and steady.
The Avoca River at Charlton Township is likely to exceed the minor flood level
(4.00 m) late Friday morning.

Avoca River downstream of Charlton Town:
Flooding is likely to occur along the Avoca River downstream of Charlton Town
in the coming days.

The Avoca River at Quambatook is currently at 0.50 metres and rising.

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:
http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 09:00 am EDT on Friday 14 December 2018.

Latest River Heights:
Avoca River at Archdale Junction, -0.17, Steady, 02:30 AM FRI 14/12/18
Avoca River at Yawong Weir, 2.83, Rising, 01:30 AM FRI 14/12/18
Avoca River at Charlton Township, 2.68, Steady, 11:30 PM THU 13/12/18
Avoca River D/S Charlton, 0.81, Steady, 02:00 AM FRI 14/12/18
Avoca River at Quambatook, 0.51, Rising, 01:30 AM FRI 14/12/18

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.

Flood warning

Minor Flood Warning for the Murrumbidgee River at Tumut

Fri 02:24 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor Flood Warning for the Murrumbidgee River

at Tumut

Issued at 2:24 am EDT on Friday 14 December 2018
Flood Warning Number: 2

Areas along the Tumut River at Tumut may experience minor flooding due to
increased river flows along the Tumut River and release from Blowering Dam.

Rapid river level rises have been observed along the tributaries upstream of
Tumut.

Tumut River:
Minor flooding may occur along the Tumut River.

The Tumut River at Tumut may reach the minor flood level (2.00 m) around 06:00
am Friday.

Flood Safety Advice:
In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you
require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring NSW SES on
132 500.
* Avoid drowning. Stay out of rising water, seek refuge in the highest
available place.
* Prevent damage to your vehicle. Move it under cover, away from areas likely
to flood.
* Avoid being swept away. Stay out of fast-flowing creeks and storm drains.
* Never drive, ride or walk through flood water. Flood water can be deceptive
and dangerous.

For more emergency information, advice, and access to the latest river heights
and rainfall observations and forecasts:
* NSW SES: www.ses.nsw.gov.au
* RMS Live Traffic: www.livetraffic.com
* Latest River Heights and Rainfall Observations:
www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/southwest.shtml
* Latest NSW Warnings: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/
* Rainfall Forecasts: www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/
* BOM NSW Twitter: www.twitter.com/BOM_NSW

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 05:30 am EDT on Friday 14 December 2018.

Latest River Heights:
Tumut River at Tumut, 0.93, Steady, 02:00 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai, 1.78, Steady, 02:00 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Eringoarrah, 3.16, Steady, 02:00 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga, 1.62, Steady, 02:00 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera, 2.86, Steady, 02:00 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Gogeldrie Weir, 1.62, Steady, 01:45 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point, 1.37, Steady, 02:00 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Hay Weir Downstream, 2.10, Steady, 01:45 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Maude Weir Downstream, 0.75, Steady, 02:00 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Redbank Weir, 5.35, Steady, 01:45 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Balranald Weir Downstream, 0.71, Steady, 02:00 AM FRI 14/12/18

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 218. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts.

Coastal wind warning

Strong Wind Warning North Kimberley Coast, Geraldton Coast, Lancelin Coast, Perth Coast, Bunbury Geographe Coast, Leeuwin Coast and

Thu 22:00 WST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for Western Australia
Issued at 10:00 pm WST on Thursday 13 December 2018
for the period until midnight WST Friday 14 December 2018.

Wind Warnings for Thursday 13 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following area:
Esperance Coast
Cancellation for the following area:
North Kimberley Coast

Wind Warnings for Friday 14 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
North Kimberley Coast, Geraldton Coast, Lancelin Coast, Perth Coast, Bunbury
Geographe Coast, Leeuwin Coast and Esperance Coast

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:00 am WST Friday.

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Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at
http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and
weather conditions for these coastal zones.
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Coastal wind warning

Hurricane Force Wind Warning for South East Gulf of Carpentaria and North East Gulf of Carpentaria

Thu 22:41 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Marine Wind Warning Summary for Queensland
Issued at 10:41 pm EST on Thursday 13 December 2018
for the period until midnight EST Friday 14 December 2018.

Wind Warnings for Friday 14 December
Hurricane Force Wind Warning for the following areas:
South East Gulf of Carpentaria and North East Gulf of Carpentaria

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:45 am EST Friday.

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Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at
http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and
weather conditions for these coastal zones.
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Road weather alert

Road Weather Alert for Adelaide Hills area, due to reduced visibility in heavier showers and gusty winds

Thu 22:56 CDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia

Road Weather Alert for Adelaide

Issued at 10:56 pm CDT on Thursday 13 December 2018.

Reduced visibility in heavier showers and gusty winds may make driving
conditions dangerous for tonight and during Friday morning in the Adelaide Area.

The SA Police advises that people should:
- Slow down and take extra care.
- Maintain a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front.
- Turn on your headlights.
For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.
The next alert will be issued by 5:00 am CDT Friday.

Downy Mildew Advice Mount Lofty Ranges, Mid North, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East and Lower South East

Thu 22:56 CDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia

Downy Mildew Advice
for the Mount Lofty Ranges, Mid North, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East
and Lower South East forecast districts.

Issued at 10:56 pm CDT on Thursday 13 December 2018.

Horticulturalists and viticulturalists in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Murraylands,
Upper South East and Lower South East forecast districts and parts of the Mid
North and Riverland forecast districts are advised that conditions through
until Saturday morning are conducive to an outbreak of downy mildew.

The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am CDT Friday.

Sheep graziers warning

Sheep Graziers Warning for Mount Lofty Ranges, Mid North, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East and Lower South East

Thu 22:56 CDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia

Warning to Sheep Graziers
for the Mount Lofty Ranges, Mid North, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East
and Lower South East forecast districts.

Issued at 10:56 pm CDT on Thursday 13 December 2018.

Sheep graziers are warned that cold conditions, showers and strong and gusty
southerly winds are expected to continue tonight and Friday. There is a risk of
losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am CDT Friday.

Severe weather advice

Severe Weather Warning (Damaging Winds) for all districts except NW Pastoral and Lower Eyre Peninsula

Thu 22:55 CDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, Yorke Peninsula, Mid North, Kangaroo Island, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Flinders and North East Pastoral districts.

Issued at 10:55 pm Thursday, 13 December 2018.

Weather Situation:
A deepening low pressure system in Victoria is producing sustained strong to gale force winds across the warning area. Winds are likely to be at their strongest tonight and into the early hours of Friday as the system develops further and moves northeastwards.

Damaging winds, averaging 55-70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are possible in the warning area tonight and during Friday morning. Areas that are most likely to be affected include the coastal fringes and elevated areas.

Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Whyalla, Renmark, Mount Gambier, Port Pirie, Clare, Maitland, Murray Bridge and Kingscote.

Winds averaging 50-60 km/h have been observed in many centres across Yorke Peninsula, the Mount Lofty Ranges and southern coastal areas with peak gusts of 85 km/h observed at Minlaton and Cape Jaffa.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees;
* Secure or put away loose items around your property.
* Stay indoors, away from windows, while conditions are severe.


The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 am ACDT Friday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 215. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

Coastal wind warning

Gale Warning for Adelaide Waters, S Central Coast, Gulf St Vincent, Upper/Lower SE Coast. Strong Wind for remaining waters except Upper W

Thu 22:00 CDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia

Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for South Australia
Issued at 10:00 pm CDT on Thursday 13 December 2018
for the period until midnight CDT Friday 14 December 2018.

Wind Warnings for Thursday 13 December
Gale Warning for the following areas:
Adelaide Metropolitan Waters, South Central Coast, Gulf St Vincent, Upper South
East Coast and Lower South East Coast
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Lower West Coast, Central Coast, Spencer Gulf and Investigator Strait
Cancellation for the following area:
Upper West Coast

Wind Warnings for Friday 14 December
Gale Warning for the following areas:
Adelaide Metropolitan Waters, Central Coast, South Central Coast, Spencer Gulf,
Gulf St Vincent, Investigator Strait, Upper South East Coast and Lower South
East Coast
Strong Wind Warning for the following area:
Lower West Coast

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 5:10 am CDT Friday.

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Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at
http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and
weather conditions for these coastal zones.
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Fire weather warning

Fire Weather Warning for Central West (North) and Coastal Central West (South) fire weather districts

Thu 15:19 WST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Fire Weather Warning
for the Inland Central West - North and Coastal Central West - South fire
weather districts.

Issued at 3:19 pm WST on Thursday 13 December 2018.

Weather Situation
A trough extends from the Pilbara down the west coast and will deepen during
Friday. Very hot temperatures combined with moderate to fresh east to
northeasterly winds.

For Friday 14 December:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire weather districts:
Inland Central West - North and Coastal Central West - South

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises you to:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station,
www.dfes.wa.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.dfes.wa.gov.au.

The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am WST Friday.

Fire weather warning

Fire Weather Warning Gascoyne, E Pilbara Coast, W Pilbara Coast, E Pilbara Inland, Ashburton Inland and North Interior fire weather

Thu 15:19 WST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Fire Weather Warning
for the Gascoyne, East Pilbara Coast, West Pilbara Coast, East Pilbara Inland,
Ashburton Inland and North Interior fire weather districts.

Issued at 3:19 pm WST on Thursday 13 December 2018.

Weather Situation
Very hot conditions with easterly winds through the Interior, eastern Gascoyne
and inland Pilbara, strengthening for a period on Friday morning. Hot and dry
conditions through the west Gascoyne and Western Pilbara with fresh and gusty
southwesterlies through inland parts and fresh sea breezes about the coastal
parts.

For the rest of Thursday 13 December:

Severe Fire Danger in the following fire weather districts:
Gascoyne, East Pilbara Coast, West Pilbara Coast, East Pilbara Inland,
Ashburton Inland and North Interior

For Friday 14 December:

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire weather districts:
East Pilbara Coast, West Pilbara Coast, East Pilbara Inland, Ashburton Inland
and Gascoyne Inland

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises you to:
- Action your Bushfire Survival Plan now.
- Monitor the fire and weather situation through your local radio station,
www.dfes.wa.gov.au and www.bom.gov.au.
- Call 000 (Triple Zero) in an emergency.
For information on preparing for bushfires go to www.dfes.wa.gov.au.

The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am WST Friday.

Flood warning

Flood Watch for the Gulf of Carpentaria, south Cape York Peninsula and coastal catchments from Cape Tribulation to Rainbow Beach

Thu 12:45 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the
specified catchments.

Flood Watch for the Gulf of Carpentaria, south Cape York Peninsula and coastal
catchments from Cape Tribulation to Rainbow Beach

Issued at 12:44 pm EST on Thursday 13 December 2018
Flood Watch Number: 6

Widespread flooding is likely across the Flood Watch area over the weekend and
into next week, with moderate to major flooding possible in some areas.

Heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Cyclone Owen is expected across the
Cape York Peninsula and Gulf coast during Thursday and Friday. Rainfall will
extend to the North Tropical Coast from Friday evening and extend southeast
through coastal catchments over the weekend.

Significant rainfall has been recorded across northern parts of the Flood Watch
area over the last few days.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to local flooding.

The situation will be closely monitored and Flood Warnings issued when required.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Settlement Creek

Nicholson River

Leichhardt River

Lower Flinders River

Norman River

Gilbert River

Coleman and Edward Rivers

Mitchell River

Staaten River

Daintree River

Mossman River

Barron River

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Johnstone River

Tully River

Murray River

Herbert River

Black River

Ross and Bohle Rivers

Haughton River

Belyando and Suttor Rivers to Burdekin Falls Dam

Cape River to Burdekin Falls Dam

Burdekin River to Burdekin Falls Dam

Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam

Don and Proserpine Rivers

Pioneer River

Dawson and Don Rivers

Comet and Nogoa Rivers

Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek

Mackenzie and Fitzroy Rivers and Shoalwater and Water Park Creeks

Calliope River

Boyne River

Baffle Creek

Kolan River

Burnett River

Burrum and Cherwell Rivers

Mary River

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood warnings for
Queensland.
For more information on the Flood Watch Service:
http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

Flood Safety Advice:
This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks
should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings.
Remember: If it's flooded, forget it.

For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts.
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of
27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones.
Warning, rainfall and river information are available at
www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/

Next issue:
The next Flood Watch will be issued by 01:00 pm EST on Friday 14 December 2018.

Flood warning

Flood Watch for the Macintyre, Gwydir, Moruya, Tuross, Bega and Towamba Rivers

Thu 11:54 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Note: This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the
specified catchments.

Flood Watch for the Macintyre, Gwydir, Moruya, Tuross, Bega and Towamba Rivers

Issued at 11:54 am EDT on Thursday 13 December 2018
Flood Watch Number: 1

MINOR FLOODING MAY DEVELOP ALONG THE MACINTYRE, GWYDIR AND BEGA RIVERS

Minor flooding may develop along the Macintyre, Gwydir and Bega Rivers from
Friday.

Local and riverine flooding is possible for the Tuross and Towamba Rivers and
local flooding for the Moruya River.

A low pressure centre is expected to form within the trough near the Victorian
border. This system, combined with high levels of moisture, is generating
shower and thunderstorm activity throughout the state today, with some
thunderstorms likely to become severe. Heavier showers and thunderstorms are
expected to contract further east during Friday and Saturday, then to the
northeast on Sunday.

A Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall has been issued for southern parts
of the South Coast and far eastern parts of the Snowy Mountains forecast
districts.

The weather system is expected to bring intense rainfall and has the potential
to cause local overland flooding as well as riverine flooding from Friday.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Moruya and Deua Rivers (local flooding)

Tuross River (local and riverine flooding)

Bega River minor flooding

Towamba River (local and riverine flooding)

Upper Macintyre River minor flooding

Gwydir River minor flooding

For the latest flood and weather warnings see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/

For the latest rainfall and weather forecasts see
www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/

For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood

Flood Safety Advice:
This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams
must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to
higher ground should flooding develop.

Flood Warnings will be issued if Minor Flood Level is expected to be exceeded
at key sites along the main rivers for which the Bureau of Meteorology provides
a flood warning service.
Severe Weather Warnings will be issued or updated if very heavy rain is
forecast or observed.

For more information on the Flood Watch Service:
http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.nsw.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500

For life threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately

Next issue:
The next Flood Watch will be issued by 11:00 am EDT on Friday 14 December 2018.

Flood warning

Flood Watch for Greater Melbourne, West and South Gippsland, and parts of northern and southwest Victoria

Thu 10:49 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria
Note: This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the
specified catchments

Flood Watch for Greater Melbourne, West and South Gippsland, and parts of
Northern and South West Victoria

Issued at 10:49 am EDT on Thursday 13 December 2018
Flood Watch Number: 2

Minor flooding may develop in the flood watch area from late Thursday and
during Friday.

A low pressure trough will move slowly eastwards across Victoria during
Thursday, deepening into a low pressure system over central parts of the State.

In the 24 hours to 9 am Thursday, the heaviest rain has been observed in the
North East of Victoria with some totals in excess of 100 mm recorded in the
Ovens and King catchment. Catchments were relatively dry at the start of the
event.

Rain areas and thunderstorms will continue across the flood watch area during
Thursday, with periods of heavy rainfall likely. Further rainfall totals of 15
to 40 mm are expected for Thursday, with locally higher totals in the range of
40 to 100 mm possible.

A Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall is current.

River rises are expected in response to the forecast rain, with the possibility
of minor flooding developing in the flood watch area from late Thursday and
during Friday.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Macalister River

Thomson River

Latrobe River

Traralgon Creek

South Gippsland Rivers

Bunyip River and Dandenong Creek

Yarra River

Maribyrnong River

Werribee River

Barwon, Leigh and Moorabool Rivers

Otway Coast

Ovens and King Rivers

Seven and Castle Creeks

Goulburn River

Loddon River

Avoca River

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:
Note: This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and
streams must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to
move to higher ground should flooding develop.

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:
http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

Weather Forecast:
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.

Next issue:
The next Flood Watch will be issued by 11:00 am EDT on Friday 14 December 2018.

Flood warning

Final Flood Warning for the Murray River

Thu 09:08 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Final Flood Warning for the Murray River

Issued at 9:08 am EST on Thursday 13 December 2018
Flood Warning Number: 7

River levels in the Murray River are expected to remain below minor flood
levels during Thursday.

A Flood Watch is current for the Murray River for possible rainfall from Friday
and further warnings for this catchment may be issued into the weekend.

Murray River:
No further flooding is expected in the Murray River during Thursday.

The Murray River at Murray Flats is currently at 6.55 metres (below the minor
flood level) and falling.

Flood Safety Advice:
Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. For flood emergency assistance contact
the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000)
immediately.

Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts

Next issue:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Murray R at Upper Murray TM, 2.89, Falling, 08:00 AM THU 13/12/18
Murray R at Murray Flats Alert, 6.55, Steady, 08:58 AM THU 13/12/18

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts.
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