Friday, October 21, 2016

Further heads-up for rising rivers

Bureau of Meteorology 

Tasmania


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 3:31 pm on Friday 21 October 2016

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.


A flood watch continues for Northern and Central river basins, the River Derwent and the Huon River

A cold front crossed the state on Friday morning and an associated low pressure system lies south of Tasmania. In 12 hours to 3pm Friday the highest observed rainfall totals were 37mm in the north east and 25mm in the south. Widespread falls of 10 to 20mm were recorded across Tasmania. Further falls of 5 to 15mm are forecast for the remainder of Friday into Saturday. 

River rises have been observed in the North Esk River catchment in the north east, and in the upper Huon River catchment in the south. With forecast rainfall and catchment conditions, further stream rises are likely with some areas of minor flooding possible.

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 10:30 am Saturday 22nd of October 2016.

For the latest rainfall and river level information see

www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood

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