Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Flood watch update

FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL NORTHERN, WESTERN AND SOUTH-EASTERN RIVER BASINS.

Issued at 10.36am on Wednesday, July 3, 2013
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Flood Watch Advice continues for all the western and southeastern river basins and is now extended to the northern river basins.

Catchments in the western half of Tasmania remain wet after high rainfall totals were recorded in the last 48 hours. Rainfall totals in the range of 50-110mm were reported in the 48 hours to 9am Wednesday in the western half of Tasmania.

Further rainfall is expected tonight and over the rest of the week over the western, northern and south-eastern districts. Strong river rises are likely to occur in most rivers and streams across those districts.

A minor Flood Warning continues for the Huon River, with renewed rises expected on Thursday and Friday.

Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over next days where river levels are high.
  • 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.

Weather Forecast:
Cloudy. Showers tending to rain.

Next Issue:
By 5pm, Wednesday 03/06/2013

For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood

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