Monday, June 18, 2018

Final flood watch update

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania


Final Flood Watch for the Derwent and South East catchments

Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.


Issued at 10:25am on Monday 18 June 2018

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.


Flood Watch Number: 4

The risk of flooding in the Derwent and South East catchments has eased.

A low pressure system to the east of Tasmania moved away the Tasman Sea on Sunday as a ridge builds to the west, resulting in a fresh to strong southerly stream over the state.

In the 48 hours to 9 am Monday rainfall totals of 10-60 mm were recorded in the Derwent and South East catchments.

No significant rainfall is forecast for the next few days.

River rises are occurring as a result of the observed rainfall, but the risk of flooding has eased.

Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard over the next couple of days.


Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Derwent, Jordan, Coal, East Coastal Rivers and South East

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. For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

For the latest warnings see www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings

For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood

For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts


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:

This is a final Flood Watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.

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