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 North and North East, Derwent and South East catchments and Furneaux Islands
Issued at 2:47pm on Wednesday 21 November 2018
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
Flood Watch Number: 1
Flooding is possible in some catchments in the North and North East, Derwent and South East parts of Tasmania and the Furneaux Islands from Thursday onwards.
A low-pressure system will develop to the east of Tasmania on Thursday and move away to the northeast during Friday.
Some catchments are wet due to the recent rainfall.
Widespread 2-day rainfall totals of 20 to 60 mm are expected from Thursday into Friday. Potentially higher rainfalls up to 80 mm are possible in the Furneaux Islands and eastern parts of the State. The system is dynamic and the rainfall amounts will depend on the position of the low-pressure system.
River rises are expected in response to forecast rainfall. Flooding is possible in some catchments from Thursday onwards.
Localised flooding is possible in small creeks and low lying areas that receive heavy rainfall.
Catchment specific flood warnings will be issued if and when required.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
North Esk River
South Esk River
East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)
North Coastal Rivers
East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)
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 Thursday 22 November 2018.