Thursday, September 29, 2016

Flood watch for all rivers

Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania


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

FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL TASMANIAN RIVER BASINS

Issued at 10:34am on Thursday 29 September 2016

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

The flood watch has been extended to include all Tasmanian river basins.

A deep, complex low pressure system to the west of Tasmania is approaching and is expected to move slowly over the State during Thursday and Friday.

Heavy rain is possible across the north, northeast and east of the State from early Thursday morning to Friday morning. Rainfall totals of 60 to 80mm are likely across the north and east, with totals greater than 100mm possible about elevated areas.

In the south of the State, rainfall totals of 20 to 30mm are likely during Thursday. This will be followed by 30 to 60mm of rain during Friday, with isolated totals of 90mm possible about elevated areas.

Catchments throughout the State are saturated after significant rainfall in recent months.

Minor to moderate flooding may develop in some catchments across the State from late Thursday onwards. Moderate flood warnings are current for the South Esk and Macquarie River basins. Further catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.

Strong and dangerous flows are likely in small creeks and low lying areas in locations receiving heavy rainfall throughout the State during Thursday and 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:

Thursday: Rain, mainly about the north and east with possible heavy falls.

Friday: Rain tending to showers about the south during the morning. Clearing in the north by the evening.

Next Issue:

The next flood watch will be issued by 4pm Thursday 29 September 2016.

For the latest rainfall and river level information see

www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood

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