Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania
Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent and River Clyde
Issued at 4:20pm on Sunday 3 December 2017
Flood Warning Number: 2
Minor flooding may occur along the River Clyde during Sunday and Monday. Minor flooding is not expected to extend downstream to Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk.
Strong river rises are likely to be observed in other parts of the River Derwent and River Ouse, during Sunday and Monday. River levels are likely remain below their minor flood levels during Sunday.
In the 48 hours to 3pm Sunday, widespread rainfall totals of 40 to 100mm were reported about the Derwent catchment. Further rainfall totals of up to 15 mm are likely to occur during the remainder of Sunday. Snow is falling at higher elevations. Rain is expected to ease Sunday evening into Monday.
Strong and dangerous flows may remain a hazard throughout the Derwent Catchment over the next few days.
Strong river rises are likely to be observed in River Ouse, during Sunday and Monday. River levels are expected to remain below their minor flood levels during Sunday.
Minor flooding may occur along the River Clyde.The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 0.63 metres and steady. The River Clyde at Bothwell may reach the minor flood level (2.00 m) Sunday evening.
The River Clyde at Hamilton may reach the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Monday.
Strong river rises are occurring along the Tyenna River during Sunday.
Strong river rises are occurring along the Styx River during Sunday.
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:
River levels below Meadowbank Dam are likely remain below their minor flood levels during Sunday.
River Derwent around New Norfolk:
Minor flooding is not expected to extend downstream to Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk during Sunday.
Flood Safety Advice: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.
Next Issue:The next warning will be issued by 10am on Monday 04 December 2017.
Latest River Heights:
|Location||Height of River (m)||Tendency||Date/Time of Observation|
|River Derwent below Lake St Clair||0.67||Steady||01:30 PM SUN 03/12/17|
|River Ouse at Ashton||0.35||Steady||05:00 AM SUN 03/12/17|
|River Ouse at 3B Weir||0.68||Steady||03:00 PM SUN 03/12/17|
|River Clyde at Bothwell||0.63||Steady||03:00 PM SUN 03/12/17|
|River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam||2.19||Steady||03:00 PM SUN 03/12/17|
|River Derwent at Macquarie Plains||1.03||Rising||03:41 PM SUN 03/12/17|
|Tyenna River at Newbury||0.84||Steady||01:15 PM SUN 03/12/17|
|Styx River at Bruces Bridge||1.75||Steady||04:01 PM SUN 03/12/17|
|River Derwent at New Norfolk||0.18||Rising||04:01 PM SUN 03/12/17|
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 216. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.