Friday, September 6, 2019

Initial minor flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 4:25pm on Friday 6 September 2019

Flood Warning Number: 1
Minor flooding may develop in the Clyde and Ouse Rivers and in the Lower Derwent during Saturday.
Rain with a chance of thunderstorms during the remainder of Friday and into Saturday.
Rainfall totals of 40 to 80 mm are expected during Saturday across eastern Tasmania with totals in excess of 100 mm in elevated areas.
Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next couple of days


River Derwent above River Ouse:

With current catchment conditions in the Derwent River above its junction with the Ouse River and using forecast rainfall significant stream rises are likely late Friday into Saturday and areas of flooding may develop during Saturday

River Ouse:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Ouse.
The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 0.52 metres and steady. With forecast rainfall the River Ouse at Ashton may reach the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Saturday.
With forecast rainfall the River Ouse at Ouse may reach the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Saturday into Sunday.

River Clyde:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Clyde.
With forecast rainfall the the River Clyde at Bothwell may exceed the minor flood level minor late Saturday.
The River Clyde at Hamilton may reach the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Sunday.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam may reach the minor flood level (4.10 m) during Saturday.


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 warning will be issued by 11am on Saturday 07 September 2019.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.08Steady03:00 PM FRI 06/09/19
River Ouse at Ashton0.52Steady03:00 PM FRI 06/09/19
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.68Steady03:00 PM FRI 06/09/19
River Clyde at Bothwell0.07Steady02:15 PM FRI 06/09/19
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam2.10Steady03:15 PM FRI 06/09/19
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains1.30Steady02:50 PM FRI 06/09/19
Tyenna River at Newbury0.58Steady02:15 PM FRI 06/09/19
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.00Steady03:16 PM FRI 06/09/19
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.20Falling03:30 PM FRI 06/09/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.

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