Sunday, September 16, 2018

Derwent catchment on flood watch

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 Huon and Derwent catchments


Issued at 2:58 pm on Saturday 15 September 2018

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.


Flood Watch Number: 1

Strong river rises are possible from late Saturday along tributaries in the south of the River Derwent catchment, such as Florentine, Styx, Tyenna and Plenty rivers, and along the Huon River.

A low pressure system is passing along the the south coast of Tasmania, with a vigorous west to southwesterly stream to follow Saturday afternoon. There is also a risk of thunderstorms.

Catchments are relatively wet.

Widespread rainfall totals of 15 to 25 mm are expected for the remainder of Saturday.

Isolated minor flooding is possible. Catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.

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


Catchments likely to be affected include:

Huon River

Derwent 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 Sunday 16 September 2018.

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