Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wind and water warnings continue

THE Bureau of Meteorology has renewed the flood watch for the River Derwent Basin and issued warnings to bush walkers and sheep graziers.

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 RIVER DERWENT BASINS

Issued at 9:49am on Wednesday 16 October 2013
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

A Flood Watch Advice continues for the Huon River and the River Derwent.

In the 24 hours to 9AM Wednesday, rainfall totals up to 20mm have been observed across the Huon River basin, and up to 30mm in the River Derwent.

Further 20-50mm are possible in the same area from early Wednesday afternoon into Thursday, heavier in the western parts of the catchments.

River rises have been observed in the Huon river and the upper branches of the River Derwent this morning.

Forecast rain is expected to cause renewed stream and river rises during Wednesday with Minor flooding possible in some parts of the Huon and the Derwent rivers from late Wednesday onwards. Catchment specific warnings will be issued as required.

Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard where river and stream levels are high over the remainder of the week.

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: Areas of rain developing in the early Wednesday afternoon.

Next Issue: By 4PM, Wednesday, 16/10/2013

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


Bush Walkers Weather Alert
for the Western and Central Plateau forecast districts
Issued at 12:48pm on Wednesday 16 October 2013.

Bush walkers are advised that snow as low as 600 metres is expected during Thursday in parts of the Western and Central Plateau forecast districts.

The next warning will be issued by 5pm Wednesday.


Warning to Sheep Graziers
for the Upper Derwent Valley, South East,  King Island, North West Coast, Midlands, Central North, East Coast and North East forecast districts
Issued at 10:59am on Wednesday 16 October 2013.

Sheep Graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected during Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Areas likely to be affected include the Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts and parts of the East Coast, Midlands, Central North, North East, North West Coast and King Island forecast districts. There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

The next warning will be issued by 5pm Wednesday.


Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania
Issued at 10:18am on Wednesday 16 October 2013
for the period until midnight Thursday 17 October 2013.

Wind Warnings for Wednesday

  • Strong wind warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay, Channel, Central North 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 Thursday

  • Strong wind warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay, Channel, Upper East Coast and Lower East 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 4:05pm Wednesday.

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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