Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Windy Wednesday but fewer warnings

TODAY'S weather warnings for the Derwent Valley from the Bureau of Meteorology:

MARINE WIND WARNINGS

Issued at 10.06am on Wednesday 6 May 2015 
for the period until midnight Thursday 7 May 2015.

Wind Warnings for Wednesday 6 May
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay and Channel

Small Craft Alert for the following areas: Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes

Wind Warnings for Thursday 7 May

Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay and Channel

Small Craft Alert for the following areas: Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes

The next flood watch will be issued by 4.05PM Wednesday.

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


WARNING TO SHEEP GRAZIERS
for the Upper Derwent Valley, South East and Furneaux Islands forecast districts

Issued at 10:10am on Wednesday 6 May 2015.

Sheep Graziers are warned that cold temperatures, strong westerly winds and occasional showers are expected during Wednesday and Thursday. Areas likely to be affected include parts of the Upper Derwent Valley, South East and Furneaux Islands 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 EST Wednesday.


FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL NORTHERN, WESTERN AND SOUTHERN RIVER BASINS
Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.

Issued at 10:20am on Wednesday 6 May 2015

A flood watch continues for all northern, western and southern river basins of Tasmania.

Rainfall totals in the range of 50-80mm were reported in the north and west of Tasmania in the 36 hours to 9am Wednesday with isolated higher totals along the the Great Western Tiers and the west of the State.

Showers are forecast for Wednesday with rainfall totals 20 - 30mm in the west and south. No significant rainfall is forecast for the north east.

Minor flood warnings are current for the North Esk River and upper reaches of the South Esk River.

Embedded troughs will cross Tasmania on Thursday and Friday. Rainfall totals of 20 - 30mm are forecast each day, mainly in the west and south of the state. Higher totals are possible about elevated areas.

Strong river rises have been observed in the most northern river basins and in the Huon River. As rainfall accumulates, southern catchments will become increasingly saturated there is a chance of additional areas of localised minor flooding developing.

Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning. Flood warnings will be issued for specific river basins if required. The Bureau of Meteorology does not provide a flood warning service for all of the catchments covered by this flood watch.
  • 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 13 25 00.
  • For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.
Weather Forecast: Showers in the west and south, falling as snow to 500m. Possible thunderstorms and hail.

The next flood watch will be issued by 4.30PM Wednesday 6 May 2015.

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

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