Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania
Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.
Initial Flood Watch for the River Derwent Basin
Issued at 2:24 pm on Monday 13 August 2018
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
Flood Watch Number: 1
Strong river rises are possible in River Derwent tributaries from overnight Monday into Tuesday. Minor flooding may develop at some locations.
A cold front will pass to the south of Tasmania overnight Monday into Tuesday, bringing showers to west, south and central areas.
The River Derwent catchment is wet from recent rainfall. In the 24 hours to 9 am Monday, widespread rainfall totals of 5 to 25 mm were recorded, with isolated totals up to 39 mm.
Persistent showers are expected overnight in the west and south of the catchment. Rainfall totals of 10 to 20 mm are forecast overnight Monday into Tuesday. Higher totals are possible in isolated and elevated areas.
Strong river rises are possible in River Derwent tributaries, such as the Florentine, Tyenna, Styx, and Plenty rivers, from overnight Monday into Tuesday. Minor flooding may develop at some locations.
Further catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.
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 10am on Tuesday 14 August 2018.