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Coastal wind warning

Coastal Wind Warning for WA.

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

Marine Wind Warning Summary for Western Australia
Issued at 4:38 pm WST on Saturday 15 December 2018
for the period until midnight WST Sunday 16 December 2018.

Wind Warnings for Saturday 15 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Perth Local Waters, Pilbara Coast East, Pilbara Coast West, Gascoyne Coast,
Geraldton Coast, Lancelin Coast, Perth Coast, Bunbury Geographe Coast, Leeuwin
Coast and Esperance Coast

Wind Warnings for Sunday 16 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Perth Local Waters, Pilbara Coast East, Pilbara Coast West, Ningaloo Coast,
Gascoyne Coast, Geraldton Coast, Lancelin Coast, Perth Coast, Bunbury Geographe
Coast, Leeuwin Coast, Esperance Coast and Eucla Coast

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

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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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Flood warning

Flood Warning for the South Esk River

Sun 00:31 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Moderate Flood Warning for the South Esk River

Issued at 6:11 pm EDT on Saturday 15 December 2018
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Warning Number: 4

Minor to moderate flooding is likely to occur in the South Esk and St Pauls
Rivers from Saturday night, based on observed and forecast rainfall.

In the 24 hours to 5PM Saturday, around 30-60 mm of rain were observed in the
upper South Esk, with isolated higher totals of 130 mm at Gray.

Rain will continue during the weekend with the highest totals expected
overnight Saturday into Sunday. Current expected two-day totals (Saturday to
Sunday midnight) are 100 to 150mm in the north east, with isolated higher falls
are possible, 30 to 60mm about the east coast, 40 to 60mm in the north and
north west and 15 to 25mm elsewhere.

Localised flash flooding may result from heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard along the South Esk, Break O'Day,
Nile, and St Pauls rivers over the coming days.

Break O'Day River:
Strong river rises are likely to occur along the Break O'Day River overnight
Saturday into Sunday. The Break O'Day at Killymoon is 0.4 m and steady.

South Esk River above Fingal:
Strong river rises are expected along the South Esk River above Fingal
overnight Saturday into Sunday. The South Esk at Mathinna is 0.9 m and rising.

St Pauls River:
Moderate flooding may occur along the St Pauls River.

The St Pauls River at Lewis Hill is currently at 0.25 metres and steady. The St
Pauls River at Lewis Hill is expected to exceed the minor flood level (1.70 m)
overnight Saturday into Sunday. The river level may reach the moderate flood
level (2.60 m) during Sunday.

South Esk River - Fingal to Llewellyn:
Moderate flooding may occur along the South Esk River - Fingal to Llewellyn.

The South Esk River at Fingal is currently at 2.00 metres and rising. The South
Esk River at Fingal is expected to exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m)
overnight Saturday into Sunday. The river level may reach the moderate flood
level (5.00 m) Sunday morning.

The South Esk River at Llewellyn is currently at 1.43 metres and steady. The
South Esk River at Llewellyn is likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m)
during Sunday. The river level may reach the moderate flood level (5.00 m)
during Monday.

Nile River:
Minor flooding may occur along the Nile River overnight Saturday into Sunday.
The Nile River at Deddington is 0.38 m and steady.

South Esk River - Llewellyn to Perth:
Minor flooding may occur along the South Esk River - Llewellyn to Perth early
next week.

South Esk River - Perth to Longford:
Minor flooding may occur along the South Esk River - Perth to Longford early
next week.

South Esk River around Hadspen and Lake Trevallyn:
Minor flooding may occur along the South Esk River around Hadspen and Lake
Trevallyn early next week.

Flood Safety Advice:
FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au.
Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 01:00 am EDT on Sunday 16 December 2018.

Latest River Heights:
Break O'Day River at Killymoon, 0.41, Steady, 03:00 PM SAT 15/12/18
South Esk River at Upper Esk Road Bridge, 0.78, Rising, 02:15 PM SAT 15/12/18
South Esk River at Mathinna, 0.93, Rising, 05:50 PM SAT 15/12/18
South Esk River at Fingal, 2.00, Rising, 05:28 PM SAT 15/12/18
St Pauls River at Lewis Hill, 0.25, Steady, 05:15 PM SAT 15/12/18
St Pauls River above Avoca, 0.69, Steady, 03:15 PM SAT 15/12/18
South Esk River at Llewellyn, 1.44, Steady, 05:00 PM SAT 15/12/18
South Esk River at Perth, 1.34, Steady, 03:00 PM SAT 15/12/18
South Esk River at Longford, 0.73, Steady, 05:29 PM SAT 15/12/18
South Esk River at Trevallyn Pond, 124.62, Falling, 05:00 PM SAT 15/12/18

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 216. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.

Flood warning

Minor Flood Warning for the Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Sat 23:06 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Issued at 9:08 pm EST on Saturday 15 December 2018
Flood Warning Number: 1

Minor flooding is likely along the Mulgrave River overnight Saturday into
Sunday.

Rainfall totals of 60-210 mm have been recorded in the Mulgrave and Russell
Rivers since 9:00 am Saturday. Further heavy falls are possible overnight
Saturday into Sunday.

Mulgrave River:
Minor flooding is likely to develop along the Mulgrave River.

The Mulgrave River at Peets Bridge is currently at 3.40 metres and falling.
River levels at Peets Bridge are likely to exceed the minor flood level (5.00
m) overnight Saturday into Sunday.

The Mulgrave River at Gordonvale is currently at 8.30 metres and rising. Based
on forecast rainfall, river levels at Gordonvale may exceed the minor flood
level (12.00 m) overnight Saturday into Sunday.

Russell River:
River level rises are occurring along the Russell River.

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:
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 pm EST on Saturday 15 December 2018.

Latest River Heights:
Mulgrave R at The Fisheries Alert, 2.00, Rising, 08:27 PM SAT 15/12/18
Mulgrave R at The Fisheries TM, 1.92, Rising, 08:00 PM SAT 15/12/18
Mulgrave R at Peets Bridge Alert, 3.40, Falling, 08:50 PM SAT 15/12/18
Mulgrave R at Peets Bridge TM, 3.57, Rising, 08:20 PM SAT 15/12/18
Mulgrave R at Gordonvale Alert, 8.65, Rising, 08:53 PM SAT 15/12/18
Russell R at Bucklands TM, 2.85, Steady, 08:24 PM SAT 15/12/18
Babinda Ck at The Boulders TM, 1.34, Rising, 08:20 PM SAT 15/12/18
Russell R at Clyde Rd Alert, -1.37, Rising, 08:40 PM SAT 15/12/18

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.

Flood warning

Minor Flood Warning for the Bohle River

Sat 23:02 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Final Flood Warning for the Ross, Bohle and Black Rivers

Issued at 10:22 pm EST on Tuesday 27 March 2018
Flood Warning Number: 5

River levels along the Bohle River are below the minor flood level and
continuing to fall.

Rainfall totals of 80-130 mm were observed in the Townsville area in the 24
hours to 9:00 am Tuesday. Further showers and patchy rain are possible
overnight Tuesday into Wednesday but rainfall is not expected to cause renewed
river level rises of significance.

Ross River:
River levels are below the minor flood level throughout the Ross River.

The Ross River at Aplin Weir is currently at 0.16 metres and steady. The Ross
River at Aplin Weir will remain below the minor flood level (1.00 m) overnight
Tuesday into Wednesday.

Bohle River:
River levels are continuing to fall in the Bohle River during Tuesday evening.

No observations are available at Mt Bohle, however based on upstream
observations river levels are expected to be below the minor flood level (4.00
m) and falling.

Black River and Bluewater Creek:
River levels are easing in the Black River and Bluewater Creek following small
rises during Tuesday morning.

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:
Lt Bohle R u/s Bohle Junction Alert, -0.56, Falling, 08:40 PM TUE 27/03/18
Bohle R at Hervey Range Rd Alert, 3.20, Steady, 10:06 PM TUE 27/03/18
Bohle R at Dalrymple Rd Alert, 5.99, Falling, 09:40 PM TUE 27/03/18
Black R upstream Bruce Hwy Alert, 1.34, Falling, 08:40 PM TUE 27/03/18
Bluewater Ck at Bluewater Alert, 1.83, Falling, 09:25 PM TUE 27/03/18
Ross R at Ross River Dam Alert, 38.25, Steady, 08:01 PM TUE 27/03/18
Ross R at Black Weir (Riverway) Alert, 0.15, Steady, 07:57 PM TUE 27/03/18
Ross R at Aplin Weir Alert, 0.16, Steady, 08:12 PM TUE 27/03/18
Ross R at Rooneys Bridge Alert, 0.65, Steady, 10:03 PM TUE 27/03/18

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.

Severe weather advice

Severe Weather Warning. Severe weather can be expected which may include thunderstorms, damaging winds or heavy rainfall

Sat 22:44 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Coast and Whitsundays, Capricornia and parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Wide Bay and Burnett Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:44 pm Saturday, 15 December 2018.

Heavy rainfall to extend from the tropics further south through central Queensland on Sunday. Possible damaging winds in the northeast tropics.

Weather Situation:
Ex tropical cyclone Owen currently lies over the east tropical inland. It is forecast to move southeastwards and will likely move off the Townsville coast through Sunday. A broad upper level trough will move east over the state on Sunday and will eventually shift offshore into the Coral Sea later on Monday.

Heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop further over the eastern tropics south of Cairns overnight and extend south into central districts as the system tracks further southeast on Sunday. 6 hourly rainfall totals between 100-200mm are possible, with possibly higher totals with slow moving thunderstorms. Locations that may be affected include Tully, Cardwell, Ingham, Townsville, Palm Island, Charters Towers, Bowen, Proserpine, Mackay, Clermont, Emerald, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Biloela and Bundaberg.

Currently the heaviest rain is occurring over the Herbert and Lower Burdekin district. Halifax east of Ingham recorded 122mm in the one hour to 10:00pm and 270mm in the 6 hours to 10:30pm.

Damaging wind gusts in excess of 90km/h are possible over the North Tropical Coast district overnight and through Sunday morning, particularly near the base of the ranges. Locations that may be affected include Cairns.

The tropical low will most likely lie offshore of the Mackay coast on Monday before shifting slow north again during Tuesday and Wednesday. At this stage the low is not expected to redevelop into a tropical cyclone. The situation will be monitored carefully and tropical cyclone advisories will be issued if necessary.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Peninsula and Gulf Country districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.


The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 am AEST Sunday.

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.

Coastal wind warning

Strong Wind Warning for the Following Area: Far West Coast

Sat 23:07 CDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia

Marine Wind Warning Summary for South Australia
Issued at 11:07 pm CDT on Saturday 15 December 2018
for the period until midnight CDT Sunday 16 December 2018.

Wind Warnings for Sunday 16 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following area:
Far West Coast

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

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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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Road weather alert

Reduced Visibility in Fog

Sat 23:04 CDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia

Road Weather Alert for Adelaide

Issued at 4:27 pm CDT on Saturday 15 December 2018.

Reduced visibility in fog will make road conditions dangerous during Sunday
morning about the Adelaide Hills.

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 11:00 pm CDT Saturday.

Flood warning

Minor Flood Warning for the Herbert River

Sat 22:25 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

TOP PRIORITY: The Bureau and Emergency Services would appreciate this message
being broadcast regularly.

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Herbert River

Issued at 10:25 pm EST on Saturday 15 December 2018
Flood Warning Number: 1

River level rises are expected along the lower Herbert River during Saturday
evening, in response to very heavy rainfall over the last few hours.

Rainfall totals of 100-200 mm have been recorded in the lower reaches of the
Herbert River around Halifax and Ingham in the last 3 hours. Further very heavy
rainfall is forecast overnight Saturday into Sunday.

Herbert River downstream of Nash's Crossing:
Minor flooding is likely to develop along the Herbert River downstream of
Nash's Crossing during Sunday morning.

The Herbert River at Abergowrie Bridge is currently at 2.06 metres and rising.
River levels at Abergowrie Bridge may exceed the minor flood level (6.00 m)
Sunday morning.

The Herbert River at Ingham Pump Station is currently at 2.22 metres and
rising. River levels at Ingham Pump Station may exceed the minor flood level
(10.00 m) Sunday morning.

The Herbert River at Gairloch is currently at 2.49 metres and rising. River
levels at Gairloch may exceed the minor flood level (9.50 m) Sunday morning.

The Herbert River at Halifax is currently at 1.02 metres and rising. River
levels at Halifax are likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m) Sunday
morning.

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:
The next warning will be issued by 12:30 am EST on Sunday 16 December 2018.

Latest River Heights:
Wild R at Silver Valley TM, 2.05, Steady, 09:00 PM SAT 15/12/18
Rudd Ck at Gunnawarra Alert, 2.73, Steady, 10:11 PM SAT 15/12/18
Rudd Ck at Gunnawarra TM, 2.55, Steady, 09:00 PM SAT 15/12/18
Herbert R at Gleneagle TM, 2.88, Steady, 09:00 PM SAT 15/12/18
Blencoe Creek at Blencoe Falls TM, 2.86, Falling, 09:00 PM SAT 15/12/18
Herbert R at Nashs Crossing Alert, 1.15, Rising, 09:53 PM SAT 15/12/18
Herbert R at Zattas Alert, 0.28, Rising, 09:24 PM SAT 15/12/18
Herbert R at Abergowrie Alert, 2.77, Rising, 09:17 PM SAT 15/12/18
Herbert R at Abergowrie Br Alert, 2.06, Rising, 10:06 PM SAT 15/12/18
Stone R at Peacock Siding Alert, 0.75, Rising, 10:04 PM SAT 15/12/18
Herbert R at Trebonne Alert, 3.27, Rising, 10:23 PM SAT 15/12/18
Herbert R at Ingham Pump Stn Alert, 2.22, Rising, 10:12 PM SAT 15/12/18
Herbert R at Gairloch (Auto) Alert, 2.49, Rising, 10:22 PM SAT 15/12/18
Herbert R at Halifax Alert, 1.02, Rising, 09:45 PM SAT 15/12/18
Lucinda Pt Tide TM, 1.95, Steady, 08:24 PM SAT 15/12/18

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.

Severe thunderstorm advice

for People in Parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts

Sat 22:20 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:01 pm Saturday, 15 December 2018.

Extremely heavy rainfall in the Halifax area on the north tropical coast.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Herbert and Lower Burdekin districts. Locations which may be affected include Palm Island, Ingham, Cardwell, Tully, Abergowrie and Lucinda.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt and Southeast Coast districts. Locations which may be affected include Boonah, Allora, Clifton, Beaudesert and Laidley.

122mm in the hour to 10pm at Halifax, east of Ingham.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.


The next warning is due to be issued by 1:05 am Sunday.

If severe thunderstorms develop in the Southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe), a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.

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

for People in Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, Hunter, North West Slopes and Plains and Northern Tablelands Forecast Districts

Sat 23:20 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Cancellation Severe Thunderstorm Warning
For people in Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, Hunter, North West Slopes and Plains and Northern Tablelands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:20 pm Saturday, 15 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.

Hillview (Shoalhaven River) recorded 32mm in 30 minutes to 7.00pm.

Burrill Lake recorded 68mm in 2 hours to 7.00pm.

Porters Creek Dam recorded 38mm in 30 minutes to 6.30pm.

Moruya (The Lagoon) recorded 45.8mm in 30 minutes to 4.00pm.

Scone recorded a 94km/h wind gust at 2.31pm.

Murrurundi recorded a 96km/h wind gust at 2.06pm.

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.

Severe thunderstorm advice

for People in Southern Downs, Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley Council Areas

Sat 22:17 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Cancellation Severe Thunderstorm Warning - Southeast Queensland
For people in Southern Downs, Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley Council Areas.

Issued at 10:17 pm Saturday, 15 December 2018.

Heavy rainfall east of Clifton has eased.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting the Southeast Queensland area (east of Dalby from Rainbow Beach to Stanthorpe). 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.


A more general severe thunderstorm warning remains current for parts of the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Herbert and Lower Burdekin districts.

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.

Coastal wind warning

Coastal Strong Wind/Gale Warning

Sat 22:08 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for Queensland
Issued at 3:50 pm EST on Saturday 15 December 2018
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 16 December 2018.

Wind Warnings for Saturday 15 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Cooktown Coast and Cairns Coast
Cancellation for the following area:
South East Gulf of Carpentaria

Wind Warnings for Sunday 16 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Cairns Coast and Townsville Coast

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

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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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Severe thunderstorm advice

for People in East Gippsland and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts

Sat 22:38 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Cancellation Severe Thunderstorm Warning
For people in East Gippsland and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:38 pm Saturday, 15 December 2018.

Weather Situation:

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in Victoria.

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

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.


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

Coastal Strong Wind/Gale Warning

Sat 22:24 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales
Issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Saturday 15 December 2018
for the period until midnight EDT Sunday 16 December 2018.

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
Cancellation for the following area:
Byron Coast

Wind Warnings for Sunday 16 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast, Illawarra Coast, Batemans Coast
and Eden Coast
Cancellation for the following areas:
Sydney Closed Waters, Byron Coast and Coffs Coast

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:10 am EDT Sunday.

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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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Brown rot warning

Brown Rot Warning. Weather conditions are expected to be conducive towards the development of Brown Rot.

Sat 22:07 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

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

Issued at 10:07 pm EDT on Saturday 15 December 2018.

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

Stone fruit growers in parts of the Wimmera forecast district are advised that
rainfall and accompanying high humidity during Saturday and Sunday may be
conducive to an outbreak of brown rot.

The next warning will be issued by 5:00 am EDT Sunday.

Severe weather advice

Severe Weather Warning

Sat 22:01 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in North East, East Coast and parts of Central North Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:01 pm Saturday, 15 December 2018.

HEAVY RAIN ACROSS PARTS OF THE EAST AND NORTHEAST THIS EVENING AND SUNDAY MORNING

A very moist east to northeasterly airstream with embedded thunderstorms is being directed over Tasmania this evening until Sunday afternoon.

HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible across parts of the east and northeast of Tasmania this evening and Sunday morning. Rainfall in these areas is expected to become heavy this evening, however the heaviest falls are expected early Sunday morning.

Generally, rainfall totals of 50 mm to 80 mm are possible within the warning area over this evening and early Sunday morning. However, elevated, windward terrain may receive higher totals, especially in the northeast. Heavy bursts of rain may also be experienced in thunderstorms.

Locations which may be affected include Scottsdale, Bridport, St Helens, Swansea, Bicheno and Fingal.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Supervise children closely.
* Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings.
* Manage pets and livestock.
* Clear drains and gutters on premises prior to severe weather arriving.
* Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters.
* Be prepared in case of power outages and report any outages to TasNetworks on 132 004.
* Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.


The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 am AEDT Sunday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 216. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

Road weather alert

Road Weather Alert for for N W Coast, Central N, N E, W, Central Plateau, Midlands, E Coast, Upper Derwent Valley & S E Forecast Districts

Sat 22:00 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Road Weather Alert for Tasmania
for North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau,
Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.

Issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Saturday 15 December 2018.

Reduced visibility in heavy rain will make road conditions dangerous during
Saturday evening and Sunday in parts of the North West Coast, Central North,
North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent
Valley and South East forecast districts.
For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.
The next alert will be issued by 5:00 am EDT Sunday.

Coastal wind warning

Coastal Wind Warning for Tasmanian Waters.

Sat 22:00 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania
Issued at 4:26 pm EDT on Saturday 15 December 2018
for the period until midnight EDT Sunday 16 December 2018.

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

Wind Warnings for Sunday 16 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Banks Strait and Franklin Sound, East of Flinders Island, Upper East Coast,
Lower East Coast and South West Coast

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 5:00 am EDT Sunday.

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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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Coastal wind warning

Coastal Wind Warning for VIC

Sat 22:00 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria
Issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Saturday 15 December 2018
for the period until midnight EDT Sunday 16 December 2018.

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

Wind Warnings for Sunday 16 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following area:
East Gippsland Coast

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 5:10 am EDT Sunday.

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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 thunderstorm advice

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for NSW

Sat 21:34 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Cancellation Detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning
For people in Blue Mountains/Hawkesbury, Maitland/Cessnock, Greater Newcastle, Gosford/Wyong, Sydney, Wollondilly/Wingecarribee and Greater Wollongong areas.

Issued at 9:34 pm Saturday, 15 December 2018.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting Sydney Newcastle Wollongong or surrounding areas.

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

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.


A more general severe thunderstorm warning remains current for the Mid North Coast, Northern Tablelands and parts of the Northern Rivers, Hunter and North West Slopes and Plains districts.

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.

Fire weather warning

Fire Weather Warning for Interior, East Pilbara Coast, West Pilbara Coast, East Pilbara Inland and Eucla

Sat 15:49 WST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

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

Issued at 3:49 pm WST on Saturday 15 December 2018.

Weather Situation
A trough extends from the Kimberley through the Interior to a low pressure
system moving over the southern Goldfields. Very hot conditions with strong
northwesterlies during the afternoon, with east to northeasterly winds through
the far southern parts of the Interior and Eucla, with winds in the Eucla
shifting to a strong southeasterly during the afternoon.

For Sunday 16 December:

Catastrophic Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire weather district:
South Interior

Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the following fire weather district:
North Interior

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

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 Sunday.

Cancellation of Downy Mildew Alert for Mount Lofty Ranges, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East and Lower South East

Sat 16:35 CDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia

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

Issued at 4:35 pm CDT on Saturday 15 December 2018.

The Downy Mildew Advice for the Mount Lofty Ranges, Riverland, Murraylands,
Upper South East and Lower South East forecast districts has been cancelled.

No further warnings will be issued for this event.

Flood warning

Flood Watch for North, North East, North West, East Coast and Furneaux Islands

Sat 15:25 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania
Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT
a Flood Warning.

Flood Watch for the North, North East, North West, East Coast and Furneaux
Islands

Issued at 3:25 pm EDT on Saturday 15 December 2018
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 3

A Flood Watch continues for all river catchments in the North, North East,
North West and East Coast of Tasmania and the Furneaux Islands.
Minor to moderate riverine flooding is expected in multiple catchments. from
late Saturday. Localised flash flooding may result from heavy rain and
thunderstorms during Saturday and Sunday

A very moist east to northeasterly airstream with embedded thunderstorms is
being directed over Tasmania today until Sunday afternoon.

Thunderstorms are possible on Saturday, mainly in the north, and then statewide
on Sunday. Heavier rainfall totals are possible with thunderstorms, with severe
thunderstorms possible on Sunday.

Widespread rainfall totals of 5-15 mm were observed in the 24 hours to 9am
Saturday, with higher totals of 20-50 mm in the north east, and isolated higher
totals up to 94 mm at Gray. Since 9am, additional totals of 5-35 mm have been
recorded during Saturday.

Rain will continue during the weekend with the highest totals expected during
Saturday and early Sunday. Current expected two-day totals (Saturday to Sunday
midnight) are 100-150 mm in the north east, with isolated higher falls are
possible, 30-60 mm about the East Coast, 40-60 mm in the north and north west,
and 15-25mm elsewhere.

Localised flash flooding may result from heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Minor to moderate riverine flooding is expected in multiple catchments as a
result of the forecast rainfall. A moderate flood warning is current for the
South Esk River basin. Additional catchment specific warnings will be issued
and updated when required.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Furneaux Islands

North Esk River

South Esk River minor to moderate flooding

Meander River

Macquarie River

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Ringarooma River

North Coastal Rivers

Tamar (Launceston)

Mersey River

Forth River

Northwest and Central Coastal Rivers

East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)

Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT
a Flood Warning. The Bureau of Meteorology does not provide a flood warning
service for all of the catchments covered by this flood watch. For more
information on the Flood Watch Service:
http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

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

For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts

Flood Safety Advice:
FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au
Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Next issue:
The next Flood Watch will be issued by 10:00 am EDT on Sunday 16 December 2018.

Flood warning

Flood Watch for south Cape York Peninsula and coastal catchments from Cape Tribulation to St Lawrence

Sat 12:26 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the
specified catchments.

Flood Watch for south Cape York Peninsula and coastal catchments from Cape
Tribulation to St Lawrence

Issued at 12:25 pm EST on Saturday 15 December 2018
Flood Watch Number: 8

Flooding is likely across parts of the Flood Watch area during the weekend and
into next week.

As Tropical Cyclone Owen crosses the Cape York, heavy rainfall is expected to
develop over the North Tropical Coast from late Saturday and extend southeast
through coastal catchments over the weekend.

Recent rainfall across the Flood Watch area has primed some catchments ahead of
the expected rainfall.

Minor flooding is likely across parts of the Flood Watch area, with moderate to
major flooding possible in catchments that receive the heaviest rainfall.

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:

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

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

Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek


Flooding is no longer expected in the Gulf Rivers catchments, with
recent heavy rainfall small rises are possible into next week.


With changes to the forecast cyclone track, flooding is no longer
expected in the Belyando and Suttor Rivers and catchments south of St Lawrence
to Rainbow Beach.


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 Sunday 16 December 2018.

Flood warning

Final Flood Watch for the Moruya, Tuross, Bega and Towamba River Catchments

Sat 13:13 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
Note: This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the
specified catchments.

Final Flood Watch for the Moruya, Tuross, Bega and Towamba River Catchments

Issued at 1:13 pm EDT on Saturday 15 December 2018
Flood Watch Number: 5

FLOODING IS NO LONGER EXPECTED FOR THE NEW SOUTH WALES SOUTH COAST

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments:

Moruya and Deua Rivers

Tuross River

Bega River

Towamba River

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:
This is a final Flood Watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.

Flood warning

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

Sat 10:51 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, parts of West and South Gippsland, Goulburn
and South West Victoria

Issued at 10:51 am EDT on Saturday 15 December 2018
Flood Watch Number: 4

Localised minor flooding may develop in the flood watch area during Saturday
and into Sunday.

A multi centred low pressure system over New South Wales will continue to
weaken as it drifts southwards across Victoria today and over Tasmania during
Sunday.

In the 24 hours to 9 am Saturday, the heaviest rain has been observed in parts
of southern Victoria with up to 70 mm along the Otway Coast. Rainfall totals of
30 mm to 40 mm were observed in the Greater Melbourne catchments.

Rain areas and thunderstorms will continue across the flood watch area during
Saturday, with periods of heavy rainfall likely at times. Rainfall totals of 30
mm to 40 mm are possible.

A Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall is current.

Flood warnings are current for the Avoca River and the Kiewa River.

River rises are likely in the areas of heaviest rain, with a possibility of
localised minor flooding developing in the flood watch area during Saturday and
into Sunday.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

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

Goulburn River

Flooding is no longer expected in: Macalister River, Thomson River, Ovens and
King Rivers, Seven and Castle Creeks, and Loddon 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 Sunday 16 December 2018.

Flood warning

Flood Warning for the Avoca River

Sat 09:13 EDT
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)
during Saturday.

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

Next issue:
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.

Flood warning

Final Flood Warning for the Jordan River

Sat 08:07 EST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland

Final Flood Warning for the Jordan River

Issued at 8:07 am EST on Saturday 15 December 2018
Flood Warning Number: 4

Flood levels at Jericho on the Jordan River are below minor flood levels.

Barcoo River to Isisford:
A Major Flood Warning was issued overnight based on automatic reporting from
the Jericho Alert gauge. Manual observations early on Saturday morning have
confirmed that levels are below minor (currently approximately 1.8 metres) and
that the reported data was erroneous. The river height station has been removed
from the Bureau webpage while this issue persists.

Rises further upstream in the Jordan River at Glencoe may cause small rises at
Jericho later today but rises above the minor flood level are not expected.

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.

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.

Flood warning

Flood Warning for the Kiewa River

Sat 08:58 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Minor Flood Warning for the Kiewa River

Issued at 8:58 am EDT on Saturday 15 December 2018
Flood Warning Number: 2

Minor flooding is expected to continue in the lower reaches of the Kiewa River
during Saturday into Sunday.

In the 24 hours to 9am Saturday, rainfall totals of around 10mm were recorded
in the Kiewa River catchment.

Further rainfall is forecast for Saturday with totals of 10mm to 20mm possible.

Kiewa River downstream of Mongans Bridge:
Minor flooding is expected to continue along the Kiewa River downstream of
Mongans Bridge.

The Kiewa River at Bandiana is expected to remain around the minor flood level
(2.80 m) during Saturday into Sunday.

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 08:30 am EDT on Sunday 16 December 2018.

Latest River Heights:
Kiewa River at Mongans Bridge, 1.16, Rising, 08:45 AM SAT 15/12/18
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream), 3.07, Steady, 08:45 AM SAT 15/12/18
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Anabranch), 0.42, Steady, 08:45 AM SAT 15/12/18
Yackandandah Creek at Osbornes Flat, 1.08, Steady, 08:45 AM SAT 15/12/18
Kiewa River at Bandiana, 2.82, Steady, 07:30 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.

Flood warning

Final Flood Warning for the Murrumbidgee River at Tumut

Fri 05:22 EDT
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Final Flood Warning for the Murrumbidgee River

at Tumut

Issued at 5:22 am EDT on Friday 14 December 2018
Flood Warning Number: 3

LOCATIONS ALONG THE TUMUT RIVER HAVE PEAKED BELOW MINOR FLOOD LEVELS.

Tumut River:
No further flooding is expected in the Tumut River.

The Tumut River at Tumut peaked below the minor flood level around 09:00 pm
Thursday 13 December and falling.

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

Latest River Heights:
Tumut River at Tumut, 0.75, Steady, 05:00 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai, 1.81, Steady, 05:00 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Eringoarrah, 3.12, Steady, 05:00 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga, 1.58, Steady, 05:00 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera, 2.92, Steady, 05:00 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Gogeldrie Weir, 1.70, Steady, 04:45 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point, 1.38, Steady, 05:00 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Hay Weir Downstream, 2.09, Steady, 04:45 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Maude Weir Downstream, 0.74, Steady, 05:00 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Redbank Weir, 5.34, Steady, 04:45 AM FRI 14/12/18
Murrumbidgee River at Balranald Weir Downstream, 0.73, Steady, 05:00 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.
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