Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.
FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL SOUTHERN RIVER BASINS AND LOWER EAST COAST
Issued at 9.43am on Sunday 21 July 2013
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart
Flood Watch Advice continues for all southern river basins, including the Huon, Coal and Lower Derwent rivers, and the Lower East Coast. Rainfall totals in the order of 10 to 35mm have been reported across the South and the Lower East Coast in the 24hrs to 9am Sunday, mostly since midnight. Further rainfall, with totals in the order of 10mm to 40mm, is expected to fall across the South, particularly about the Huon, Lower Derwent and Coal rivers, during Sunday.
Southern catchments are saturated and the forecast rainfall is expected to cause significant stream and river rises. Minor flooding is possible from Sunday afternoon onwards and catchment specific warnings will be issued as required. Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard where river and stream levels are high, with possible local flooding of roads and low bridges about the South and the Lower East Coast.
- 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 13 25 00.
- For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.
Forecast: Chance of thunderstorms. Rain, heavier in the south.
Next Issue: By 4pm, Sunday 21/07/2013
For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood