Sunday, August 10, 2014

River's up again today

RIVER rises in the Lower Derwent catchment are expected to peak early this afternoon while staying below "minor flood" level. The Bureau of Meteorology says high tidal variations are expected again today, with localised flooding in adjacent creeks and surrounding low lying areas along the lower River Derwent still possible this evening.

Rainfall levels up to 23mm were recorded in the 24 hours to 9am today in the upper reaches of the Lower Derwent river catchments. Additional falls up to 15mm are possible during Sunday, falling as snow above 300 metres.

Catchments are saturated and snow melting is expected to maintain high river levels over the next few days.
  • FloodSafe advice is available at
  • Road closure information is available at
  • For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 13 25 00
  • For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately
  • Weather Forecast: Showers, falling as snow above 300 metres
  • For the latest rainfall and river level information see

Road Weather Alert
for Upper Derwent Valley, Central Plateau, Midlands, North West Coast, North East, Western, East Coast and South East forecast districts
Issued at 8:58 am EST on Sunday 10 August 2014.
Snow covered roads above 200 metres will make driving conditions dangerous during Sunday in parts of the North West Coast, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.

For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.
The next alert will be issued by 5pm Sunday.

Bush Walkers Weather Alert
for the Western and Central Plateau forecast districts
Issued at 9:02am on Sunday 10 August 2014.
Bush walkers are advised that snow as low as 200 metres is expected during Sunday. These hazardous conditions are expected to occur in the Western forecast district and parts of the Central Plateau forecast district.
The next warning will be issued by 5pm Sunday.

Warning to Sheep Graziers
for the Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley, South East and East Coast forecast districts
Issued at 9:01am on Sunday 10 August 2014.
Sheep Graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and westerly winds are expected during Sunday. Areas likely to be affected include parts of the Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley, South East and East Coast forecast districts. There is a high risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.
The next warning will be issued by 5pm Sunday.

Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania
Issued at 10am on Sunday 10 August 2014
for the period until midnight EST Monday 11 August 2014.

Wind Warnings for Sunday 10 August
Strong Wind Warning: Derwent Estuary
Small Craft Alert: Central Plateau Lakes

Wind Warnings for Monday 11 August
Strong Wind Warning: Derwent Estuary

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:05pm Sunday.

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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