Friday, August 9, 2019

Weekend weather warnings

Road Weather Alert | Warning to Sheep Graziers | Strong Wind Warning | Small Craft Alert |  Flood Watch (click for the latest updates and for the full marine wind warnings)

Road Weather Alert for Tasmania
for Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 10:01pm on Friday 9 August 2019.
Slippery roads will make driving conditions dangerous during Friday evening and Saturday in parts of the Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.
For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.
The next alert will be issued by 5am Saturday.

Warning to Sheep Graziers
for the North West Coast, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 10:01pm on Friday 9 August 2019.
Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, rain and showers and strong southwesterly winds are expected during Friday evening and Saturday. Areas likely to be affected include the South East and East coast forecast districts during Friday evening and parts of the North West Coast, Midlands, South East, East Coast and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts during Saturday. There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.
The next warning will be issued by 5am Saturday.

Marine Wind Warning Summary

Issued at 10pm on Friday 9 August 2019
for the period until midnight Saturday 10 August 2019.

Wind Warnings for Friday 9 August

Strong Wind Warning for the Derwent Estuary
Small Craft Alert for the following Central Plateau Lakes

Wind Warnings for Saturday 10 August

Strong Wind Warning for the Derwent Estuary
Small Craft Alert for the Central Plateau Lakes
The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 5am Saturday.
Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.



Initial Flood Watch for Huon, Derwent and South East catchments

Issued at 12:22 pm EST on Friday 9 August 2019
Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.
Flood Watch Number: 1
Flooding may develop from overnight Friday into Saturday in the flood watch catchments. Rainfall amounts will depend on the position of the low.
A deep low pressure system situated to the southeast of Tasmania will move broadly westward to be closer to the State Friday evening. The low will move northwards on Saturday. Widespread rain and showers are expected in south and southeastern parts of the State.
Huon and Derwent catchments are wet from winter rainfall. Catchments in the south east and east are dry to very dry.
Widespread rainfall totals of 15-25 mm in the south are expected for the remainder of Friday. Additional rainfall totals of 20-40 mm in the south and 10-20 mm in the east are forecast for Saturday, with higher totals possible in elevated areas.
Showers are expected on Sunday with 10-25 mm forecast in the south and lower east.
River rises are expected and flooding may develop in some catchments as a result of the forecast rainfall.
Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard over the next couple of days.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Huon River

Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)

Derwent River

Jordan River

Coal River

East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)

South East

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 11am on Saturday 10 August 2019.

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