Thursday, July 21, 2016

Flood watch for Friday

Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania


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

INITIAL FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL TASMANIAN RIVER BASINS

Issued at 10:21 am EST on Thursday 21 July 2016

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.


A flood watch has been issued for all Tasmanian river basins.

A significant cold front will cross Tasmania early Friday and associated lows will pass to the south. Another front will cross the state Friday evening bringing a cold southwesterly stream overnight. These systems will bring rain to the north, west, and south of the State starting early afternoon Thursday and intensifying overnight. The heaviest falls are expected about elevated areas in the North and West.

Rainfall totals of 20 to 30mm are likely across the large parts of the State Thursday evening into Friday, with higher totals up to 60mm possible about elevated areas of the Western Tiers and the Northeast Highlands. Further rainfall is expected throughout the remainder of the weekend.

Catchments throughout the State are saturated after significant rainfall.

Minor to moderate flooding may develop in some basins from Friday morning onwards. Catchment specific flood warnings will be issued if and when required.

Strong flows are likely in small creeks and low lying areas in locations that receive heavy rainfall on Friday.

Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning. 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 132 500.

For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Weather Forecast:

Light showers developing about the north and west, increasing during the evening and extending to central areas.

Next Issue:

The next flood watch will be issued by 4PM Thursday 21 July 2016.

For the latest rainfall and river level information see

www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood

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