Friday, October 18, 2013

Tonight's wind and water warnings

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania

RENEWED WARNING

MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR LOWER RIVER DERWENT

Issued at 4:04pm on Friday 18 October 2013
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Minor flooding continues in the lower reaches of the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam and around Macquarie Plains.
Rainfall totals of up to 90mm were observed about the catchment to 9AM Thursday, with up to 20 mm observed to 9AM Friday. No further significant rainfall is expected during Friday and Saturday.
Most storages in the Derwent system are full with many dams currently spilling.

Derwent above Ouse River
High river flows continue in the upper reaches of the River Derwent and in the Dee and Nive Rivers, with most of the levels currently easing.

Ouse River
Renewed rises were observed during Thursday, with river levels easing.

Clyde River
Low level rises were observed overnight with levels to remain below their Minor flood levels.

Below Meadowbank Dam
Minor flooding continues below Meadowbank Dam with river level currently falling after peaking about 5.5m early Friday morning. The minor flood level is 4.1m.
Minor flooding continues about Macquarie Plains with river level currently steady about the Minor Flood Level (4.0 metres). Levels expected to fall below the minor flood level overnight Friday.

Tyenna River
Renewed rises were observed during Thursday, with river levels now easing.

Styx River
Renewed rises were observed during Thursday, with river levels now easing.

New Norfolk
High flows will continue around New Norfolk overnight Friday with river levels expected to remain below the Minor flood level.

Predicted River Heights/Flows: Based on observed rainfall, the following river peak heights are predicted:

  • River Derwent at Macquarie Plains 4.0 - 4.1 metres (MINOR), late Friday afternoon 18/10/13.
  • River Derwent at New Norfolk 1.7 - 1.9 metres (BELOW MINOR), Friday evening 18/10/13.


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 13 25 00.

For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Weather Forecast: Partly Cloudy.

Next Issue: By 10AM, Saturday, 19/10/2013.

Latest River Heights:
Location Height of River Date/Time of Observation
Derwent River below Lk St Clair 2.44m steady 11:05 PM THU 17/10/13
Ouse River at Ashton 1.25m steady 02:30 PM FRI 18/10/13
Clyde River at Bothwell 0.29m steady 03:00 PM FRI 18/10/13
Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam 5.22m steady 03:00 PM FRI 18/10/13
Derwent River at Macquarie Plains 4.03m steady 03:19 PM FRI 18/10/13
TYENNA RIVER AT NEWBURY 1.1m steady 01:00 PM FRI 18/10/13
STYX RIVER AT BRUCES BRIDGE 1.35m falling 03:24 PM FRI 18/10/13
Derwent River near Bryn Estyn 3.56m falling 01:00 PM FRI 18/10/13
DERWENT RIVER AT NEW NORFOLK 1.23m steady 03:23 PM FRI 18/10/13

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


Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania

Issued at 4:07pm on Friday 18 October 2013
for the period until midnight Saturday 19 October 2013.

Wind Warnings for Friday

  • Strong wind warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay, Channel, Far North West Coast, Banks Strait and Franklin Sound, East of Flinders Island, Upper East Coast and Lower East Coast
  • Small craft alert for the following areas: Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes

Wind Warnings for Saturday

  • Strong wind warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry and Norfolk Bay, Channel, Upper East Coast, Lower East Coast and Central West Coast
  • Small craft alert for the following areas: Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 5am Saturday.

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.

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