Minor flooding in Sale possible

MINOR flooding may develop around Sale on Friday.

A minor flood warning remains in place for the Thomson River, while the West and South Gippsland weather forecasting district is also under a flood watch.

In the 24 hours to 9am Thursday rainfall totals of up to 27 millimetres have been recorded in the Thomson River catchment.

Rainfall totals of 5mm to 10mm have been forecast for the remainder of Thursday.

The Thomson River at Sale Wharf is below the minor flood level (2.4m) and rising. The river may reach around the minor flood level during Friday.

The Thomson River at Cooper Creek peaked below the minor flood level (2.3 metres). Renewed rises are possible as a result of the recorded and forecast rainfall however no flooding is expected.

The Thomson River upstream of Cowwarr Weir peaked below the minor flood level (3.65m). Renewed rises are possible as a result of the recorded and forecast rainfall however no flooding is expected.

The Thomson River at Wandocka peaked below the minor flood level (6.2m). Renewed rises are possible as a result of the recorded and forecast rainfall however no flooding is expected.

Flood watch in place

IN the 24 hours to 9am Thursday, rainfall totals of up to 56mm have been recorded in West Gippsland and rainfall totals of up to 67 mm have been recorded in South Gippsland.

Scattered showers, more frequent in the southwest have been forecast for West and South Gippsland for the remainder of Thursday. Rainfall totals of 5mm to 15mm are expected.

A minor flood warning is current for the Thomson River. Additional areas of flooding are not expected to develop as a result of the forecast rainfall.

No flooding is expected to develop in the Gippsland Lakes.

The Bureau of Meteorology will continue to monitor the situation and will issue catchment specific warnings if and when required.