Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Weather warning: baby it's cold outside

Bureau of Meteorology

Tasmania

Road Weather Alert for Tasmania
for Upper Derwent Valley, Western, Central Plateau and Midlands forecast districts

Issued at 4:24 pm on Tuesday 26 July 2016.


Icy and snow covered roads above 500 metres will make driving conditions dangerous during Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning in parts of the Western, Central Plateau, Midlands and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts.

The road weather alert for the South East forecast district has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further alerts will be issued if necessary.

For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.

The next alert will be issued by 11pm Tuesday.


Warning to Sheep Graziers
for the Upper Derwent Valley, King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Issued at 4:23pm on Tuesday 26 July 2016.


Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong northwesterly winds are expected during Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Areas likely to be affected include the King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts and parts of the North East, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts. There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

The next warning will be issued by 11pm  Tuesday.


Road weather alert today

Bureau of Meteorology

Tasmania

Road Weather Alert for Tasmania
for Upper Derwent Valley, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands and South East forecast districts

Issued at 4:51 am on Tuesday 26 July 2016.


Icy and snow covered roads above 400 metres will make driving conditions dangerous during Tuesday morning in parts of the Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.

For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.

The next alert will be issued by 11am Tuesday.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Road and sheep graziers alerts

Bureau of Meteorology

Tasmania

Road Weather Alert for Tasmania
for Upper Derwent Valley, Western, Central Plateau and Midlands forecast districts

Issued at 4:39 pm on Monday 25 July 2016.


Icy and snow covered roads above 300 metres will make driving conditions dangerous during Monday evening and Tuesday morning in parts of the Western, Central Plateau, Midlands and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts.

For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.

The next alert will be issued by 11pm Monday.


Warning to Sheep Graziers
for the Upper Derwent Valley, King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Issued at 4:38 pm on Monday 25 July 2016.


Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong northwesterly winds are expected during Monday afternoon and evening and during Tuesday morning. Areas likely to be affected include the King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts. There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

The next warning will be issued by 11pm Monday.

A river somewhere

It's been a foggy start to the day in New Norfolk! Take care on the roads.

The scene at the rowing boards in New Norfolk this morning.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Lost walkers find their own way out

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter at Mt Field National Park earlier today.
THE Westpac Rescue helicopter was called to Mt Field National Park earlier today to search for a group of walkers who were missing overnight, the service has reported on its Facebook page.

The four men found their own way to safety as the helicopter arrived. They were examined by the intensive care flight paramedic from Ambulance Tasmania and were cold but otherwise in good health.

Warnings for drivers and graziers

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Road Weather Alert for Tasmania
for Upper Derwent Valley, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands and South East forecast districts

Issued at 4:08 pm on Sunday 24 July 2016.

Icy roads will make driving conditions dangerous during Monday in parts of the Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.
For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.

The next alert will be issued by 11pm Sunday.


Warning to Sheep Graziers
for the Upper Derwent Valley, King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Issued at 4:08 pm on Sunday 24 July 2016.

Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong northwesterly winds are expected during Monday evening. Areas likely to be affected include the King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts and parts of the Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts. There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

The next warning will be issued by 11pm Sunday.

Final update: minor flooding eases

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Final Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 8:42 am on Sunday 24 July 2016
Flood Warning Number: 6

Minor flooding has eased in the lower reaches of the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam. River levels are expected to continue easing during Sunday.
Widespread snow fell to low levels about the Derwent catchment during Saturday. This snow is expected to maintain high river levels in most tributaries as it melts over the coming days.
Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard throughout the Derwent catchment into Monday.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

River levels will ease in the upper Derwent during Sunday, with snow melt to maintain high river levels into Monday.


River Ouse:

No further flooding is expected in the River Ouse.
The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 1.62 metres and steady.

River Clyde:

No further flooding is expected in the River Clyde.
The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 1.10 metres and steady.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

River levels will ease in the River Derwent during Sunday, with snow melt to maintain high river levels into Monday.

Tyenna River:

No further flooding is expected in the Tyenna River.

Styx River:

No further flooding is expected in the Styx River.


River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

No further flooding is expected in the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam peaked at 4.51 metres around 01:00 pm Saturday 23 July and is currently at 3.86 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is expected to remain around the minor flood level (4.10 m) during Sunday.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.82 metres and falling.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

No further flooding is expected in the River Derwent around New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 0.65 metres and rising.

Flood Safety Advice:

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au
Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au
For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Next Issue:

This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair2.16Steady07:30 AM SUN 24/07/16
River Ouse at Ashton1.62Steady07:30 AM SUN 24/07/16
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.54Steady08:00 AM SUN 24/07/16
River Clyde at Bothwell1.10Steady08:00 AM SUN 24/07/16
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam3.86Steady08:00 AM SUN 24/07/16
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.80Falling08:36 AM SUN 24/07/16
Tyenna River at Newbury0.86Steady08:00 AM SUN 24/07/16
River Derwent at New Norfolk0.65Rising08:20 AM SUN 24/07/16

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 216. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.