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Flood Watch issued for Wimmera River

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A high pressure system will continue to strengthen over the Tasman Sea this week allowing a hot and humid northeasterly airstream to continue.
A trough of low pressure crossing the Bight will reach western Victoria on Thursday and then become slow-moving.
A low pressure system will develop over northwestern Victoria on Friday before drifting slowly southeastwards over the weekend.
Catchments within the flood watch area are dry.
Heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms are likely to develop in the far west during Thursday night before extending across the remaining parts of the State during Friday.
The heavy rain and thunderstorm activity will continue on Saturday.
Three day totals of around 60-120mm are expected south of the Divide and over the far northwest with totals of between 100 and 200mm over remaining areas on and north of the Divide.
However, totals over the northeast ranges may exceed 250mm.
A Severe Weather Warning for heavy rain is also current for Victoria.
Significant stream rises are expected in response to the forecast rainfall.
Widespread flooding is likely from Friday onwards in the catchments covered by this flood watch.

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Posted on Nov 30 2017

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