Minor flood watch for local rivers as state prepares to soak

Date: 2021-09-28 20:48:45

Residents living near the Barwon, Leigh and Moorabool Rivers are being advised to keep an eye out for rising water levels with heavy rain expected over the next couple of days.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting up to 10 to 15 millimetres across the Geelong region on Wednesday and Thursday with more heavier, isolated showers also possible.

A flood watch has been published by the State Emergency Services which says minor flooding is possible.

Senior Meteorologist Chris Arvier said parts of the Otways will cop the worst of the rain. 

“We are looking at accumulation of 50 to 100 millimetres of rain overnight tonight,” he said.

“It’s also likely to be accompanied by some pretty strong southeasterly winds as well.”

A severe weather warning has been issued for parts of the Otways as a result, with heavy rainfall likely to lead to flash flooding.

File image: [R. McLennan / Geelong Broadcasters]


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