Bureau of Meteorology
Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.
FLOOD WATCH FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL RIVER BASINS, THE RIVER DERWENT AND THE HUON RIVER
Issued at 3:51 pm on Thursday 20 October 2016By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
This is a flood watch for Northern and Central river basins, the River Derwent and the Huon River
A cold front will cross the state on Friday morning with an associated low to pass near the south of the state. This weather system will see forecast rainfall of 10 to 30mm, with some locally heavier falls under thunderstorms of 40 to 50mm possible, over catchments in the North and West and extending into parts of the River Derwent and Huon River.
The forecast rainfall will lead to river rises with the possibility of minor flooding developing in catchments from late Friday onwards. The Bureau is monitoring the situation and will issue catchment specific warnings if required.
Strong and dangerous flows are likely to remain a hazard in all catchments during Friday into Saturday.
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:For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/
Next Issue:This Flood Watch will be updated 10am Friday 21st of October 2016.
For the latest rainfall and river level information see