Sunday, December 3, 2017

Minor flood warning for Derwent and Clyde

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent and River Clyde


Issued at 11.35am on Sunday 3 December 2017

Flood Warning Number: 1

Minor flooding is likely to occur along the River Clyde during Sunday and Monday.
Strong river rises are likely to be observed in other parts of the River Derwent and River Ouse, during Sunday and Monday. River levels may remain below their minor flood levels during Sunday.

In the 48 hours to 11am Sunday, widespread rainfall totals of 40 to 100mm were reported about the Derwent catchment. Further rainfall totals of 15 to 30 mm are likely to occur during Sunday. Snow is falling at higher elevations. Rain is expected to ease Sunday evening into Monday.

Minor flooding is not expected to extend downstream to Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk during Sunday.

Strong and dangerous flows may remain a hazard throughout the Derwent Catchment over the next few days.


River Ouse:

Strong river rises are likely to be observed in River Ouse, during Sunday and Monday. River levels may remain below their minor flood levels during Sunday.


River Clyde:

Minor flooding is likely along the River Clyde.
The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 0.42 metres and steady. The River Clyde at Bothwell is likely to exceed 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.


Tyenna River:

Strong river rises are likely to be observed along the Tyenna River during Sunday.


Styx River:

Strong river rises are likely to be observed along the Styx River during Sunday.


River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

River levels below Meadowbank Dam may 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 4pm on Sunday 03 December 2017.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair0.63Steady09:30 AM SUN 03/12/17
River Ouse at Ashton0.35Steady05:00 AM SUN 03/12/17
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.64Steady10:30 AM SUN 03/12/17
River Clyde at Bothwell0.47Steady11:00 AM SUN 03/12/17
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam1.75Steady11:00 AM SUN 03/12/17
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains0.83Rising11:31 AM SUN 03/12/17
Tyenna River at Newbury0.73Steady09:15 AM SUN 03/12/17
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.65Rising10:33 AM SUN 03/12/17
River Derwent at New Norfolk0.93Falling11:31 AM 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.

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