Saturday, October 22, 2016

Update to flood watch

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 4:28 pm on Saturday 22 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.

Highest rainfalls recorded since 9:00am Saturday have been 15mm at Interlaken and 14mm at Mount Victoria. Elsewhere widespread falls of up to 10mm have been recorded across Tasmania. Showers and possible hail are forecast for the rest of Saturday, becoming light into Sunday. 

River rises have been observed in the North Esk River, South Esk River and Macquarie River catchments in the north, and in the Huon River and River Derwent catchments in the south. With rainfall in the last 24 hours, forecast rainfall and current catchment conditions, further stream rises are likely with some areas of minor flooding possible. A minor flood warning has been issued for the Macquarie River.

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 Saturday into Sunday.

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 Sunday 23rd of October 2016.

For the latest rainfall and river level information see

www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood

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