This alert message is valid from 6 am and will be updated at 6 pm or sooner if conditions warrant.
A flood watch is issued when the conditions are favourable for flooding within the next 48 hours. It does not mean that flooding will occur, but it is possible.
Hazard Info: An upper-level divergent pattern along with surface to low-level convergence is expected to continue generating occasional pockets of moderate to heavy showers and rain today.
Maximum Rainfall Accumulations of 20.0 to 30.0 mm in moderate to heavy showers are possible with shower activity likely to persist throughout the remainder of the weekend.
-Significant runoff from higher elevations.
-Significant soil erosion is likely on exposed or scarred land surfaces.
-Large water settlements on roads and fields.
-Significant adjustments to water levels of existing water bodies (ponds etc.).
-Significant delays on traffic routes with some roads possibly impassable.
-Large objects or debris from higher elevations may also become embedded within fast moving water flows.
-Significant flooding at the foot of hillsides and coastal roads is possible.
Due to the saturated nature of the soils, this Watch could be upgraded to a Warning at short notice.