Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Derwent flood watch updated

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 North West, North and North East, and Derwent catchments

Issued at 5:06pm on Wednesday 18 July 2018, By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.



Flood Watch Number: 3


Minor to moderate flooding is possible from Thursday.


Multiple cold fronts are currently crossing Tasmania bringing significant rainfall across the state.
In the past 48 hours, widespread rainfall totals of 10-30 mm were observed across most of the State, with higher totals of 40-50 mm in isolated and elevated areas.

Most catchments are wet from recent rainfall.

Widespread rainfall totals of 25-75 mm are forecast for the next 24 hours across much of the north, north west, north east, the central plateau and the south; with elevated areas expected to receive up to 100 mm.
A Moderate Flood Warning is current for the North Esk catchment. Minor Flood Warnings are current for Meander, Macquarie and Huon catchments.

Additional areas of minor to moderate flooding are possible with the forecast rainfall. Further catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.

Localised flooding is possible in small creeks and low-lying areas that receive heavy rainfall.


Catchments likely to be affected include:

South Esk River


Ringarooma River


North Coastal Rivers


Tamar (Launceston)


Mersey River


Forth River


Northwest and Central Coastal Rivers


Arthur River


Derwent River


Jordan River



Flood warnings have been issued for the following catchments: Meander River, Macquarie River, North Esk River, Huon River

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:

The next Flood Watch will be issued by 10am on Thursday 19 July 2018.

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