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Wet Saturday

Wet Saturday

Best not to hang the washing out today

A wet Saturday is forecast for Gippsland as a cold front sweeps across the region, bringing rain and moderate winds. There could also be thunderstorms about the ranges.

The Bureau of Meteorology said temperatures will drop as the front passes through the Latrobe Valley during the morning, then East Gippsland in the middle of the day. Snow will then be possible above 1300 metres.

Flood Watches and Warnings below

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The details below from the Bureau of Meteorology as at 7.30am Saturday

A Flood Watch has been issued for Gippsland rivers and catchments.
Catchments in Central and East Gippsland likely to be affected include:
Mitchell River
Macalister River
Thomson River
Latrobe River
Traralgon Creek
South Gippsland rivers
Also others elsewhere in the state.


Gale Warning for the East Gippsland Coast.
Strong Wind Warning for the Gippsland Lakes and Central Gippsland Coast.

Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall for the West and South Gippsland forcast district and parts of East Gippsland. Broad rainfall rates of 10 to 35mm over six hours are likely within the warning area, with up to 60mm over six hours possible.
Rain will contract to eastern Victoria during the morning before easing to showers during the afternoon.
See the map below

Brown Rot Advice and a Warning to Sheep Graziers in the West and South Gippsland, and East Gippsland forecast districts.

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