Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Huon and Derwent flood watch

FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL WESTERN RIVER BASINS,
INCLUDING HUON AND LOWER DERWENT RIVER BASINS
Issued at 9:54am on Tuesday 2 July 2013

Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart
Initial Flood Watch Advice for all the western river basins.

Western catchments are reasonable wet after high rainfall totals observed in the last 48 hours.
Rainfall totals in the range of 20-60 mm were reported in the 48 hours to 9am Tuesday in the western half of the state.
The upper parts of the Huon, Styx and Derwent river catchments however observed rainfall totals in the order of 20-40 mm in the last 24 hours.
Strong rises have been observed in the upper Huon and upper Styx rivers early this morning.
Further rainfall in the order of 20-30 mm is expected across the west and northwest today, with up to 40mm about elevated areas.
Additional rises are likely in most rivers and streams across the western half of Tasmania, with chance of localised minor flooding.
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 132 500.
  • For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Weather Forecast:

Cloudy. Rain.

Next Issue:

By 4:30 pm, Tuesday 02/06/2013
For the latest rainfall and river level information see
www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood

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