Thursday, July 11, 2019

Flood watch for Derwent catchment

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 10:49 am EST on Thursday 11 July 2019
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 3
River rises are expected and minor flooding may develop in the Derwent (including Ouse), Huon, North West, North and North East catchments during Thursday into Friday.
A strong westerly flow during Thursday and continuing into Friday, will bring showers mainly to the western half of the State.
Some catchments are saturated from recent rainfall and are likely to be highly responsive to further rain.
For Thursday, rainfall totals of 10-20 mm are forecast for the Western Tiers, 10-15 mm for the north east highlands, 20-30 mm for the west coast and up to 25 mm for the Huon.
River rises are expected and minor flooding may develop in catchments as a result of the forecast rainfall.
Further catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.


Catchments likely to be affected include:

South Esk River

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Ringarooma River

North Coastal Rivers

Tamar (Launceston)

Forth River

Northwest and Central Coastal Rivers

Arthur River

Huon River

Derwent River
(including River Ouse)


Flood warnings are current for the following catchments: Macquarie, Mersey, North Esk and Meander
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 10:30am on Friday 12 July 2019.

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