Thursday, November 22, 2018

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 and North East, Derwent and South East catchments and Furneaux Islands

Issued at 9:52am on Thursday 22 November 2018

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.


Flood Watch Number: 2

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 are possible in the Furneaux Islands and the north east 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 evening 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:

Furneaux Islands

North Esk River

South Esk River

Meander River

Macquarie River

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Ringarooma River

North Coastal Rivers

Tamar (Launceston)

Derwent River

Jordan River

Coal River

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.


Next Issue:

The next Flood Watch will be issued by 10am on Friday 23 November 2018.

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