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, Derwent and Huon catchments
Issued at 9:40 am on Tuesday 24 July 2018
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
Flood Watch Number: 4
Minor flooding is possible in catchments in the northern half of Tasmania, the River Derwent and its tributaries and the Huon River from overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.
A second cold front will cross Tasmania Tuesday, bringing further rainfall.
Most catchments are wet to saturated and some dams are spilling in response to rainfall last week.
Widespread 24-hour rainfall totals of 15-25 mm are forecast in the west and the northern half of Tasmania. Higher rainfall totals up to 50 mm are possible in elevated areas.
Widespread river rises are expected as a result of the forecast rainfall.
Minor flood warnings are current for the North Esk, Meander, Mersey and Ouse rivers. Additional flood warnings will be issued for other catchments 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:
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.
The next Flood Watch will be issued by 4pm on Tuesday 24 July 2018.