Saturday, October 12, 2013

Lower Derwent on flood watch

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania

Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.

FLOOD WATCH FOR THE HUON AND LOWER RIVER DERWENT BASINS

Issued at 3:54pm on Friday 11 October 2013

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

A Flood Watch continues for the Huon River and is now extended to the Lower River Derwent.

Rainfall totals in the order of 20 to 62mm have been recorded across the Huon River Basin and up to 35mm across the Styx and Tyenna rivers in the 24 hours to 3PM Friday, with additional 10 to 15mm still possible for the remainder of Friday.

A Minor flood warning is current for the Huon River basin. River rises have been observed in the upper reaches of the Huon and Picton rivers with river levels in the middle reaches of the Huon River expected to exceed the minor flood level late Friday evening.

River rises have also been observed in the upper reaches of the Styx and the Tyenna rivers, with river rises expected in the Lower River Derwent during Friday evening.

Renewed rises are possible during the weekend as series of cold fronts with showers will cross the State Saturday afternoon and Sunday bringing further 20 to 30mm of rain each day along the Huon River and Lower River Derwent basins.

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:

Showers contracting to the west during Friday evening.

Showers from early Saturday afternoon.

Next Issue:

By 10AM, Saturday 12/10/2013

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

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