Victoria has been issued a severe weather warning so large the BoM might as well not have bothered releasing a map.
Image: a still from the BoM’s warning summary video.
The Bureau of Meterology today released this map of areas which could experience heavy rain and thunderstorms from this evening:
Yep, that’s every forecast district.
Rain is expected to continue through the weekend.
The bureau has also released a much more helpful video summarising the weather affecting the country’s south east:
Here’s the latest warning from the BoM. You can find up-to-date warnings on the BoM website.
“A trough of low pressure currently over far southwest Victoria will move slowly across the State during the next two days. A low pressure system will develop on the trough over northwestern Victoria on Friday, then move slowly southeastwards. Milder, less humid southerly winds will develop behind the low, as a new high pressure system forms in the Bight. The low pressure trough will linger just to the east of the State during Monday as the high pressure system moves slowly eastwards.
“HEAVY RAIN and SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS which may lead to FLASH FLOODING are likely to develop in the far west THIS EVENING then extend across remaining parts of the State during FRIDAY. Heavy rain and thunderstorm activity will continue throughout SATURDAY, though is forecast to ease in the far west. The heavy rain will contract to the southeast during SUNDAY.
“Three day rain totals of 100-200mm are expected acoss most northern and central regions of the State. Elsewhere totals are likely to be between 30 and 100mm. Over the northeast ranges falls may exceed 250mm.
“Locations which may be affected include Mildura, Horsham, Warrnambool, Bendigo, Shepparton, Seymour, Maryborough, Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Traralgon and Bairnsdale.
“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 5:00 am AEDT Friday.”