Saturday, September 7, 2019

Weather bureau gives the all-clear

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THE raft of overnight weather warnings for the Derwent Valley and other parts of Tasmania ohave been cancelled or downgraded by the Bureau of Meteorology this morning.

The bureau says severe weather is no longer occurring in Tasmania. "The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary," a spokesman said.

The severe weather warning for winds and heavy rain has been cancelled statewide, while the road weather alert and sheep graziers warning no longer apply to the Derwent Valley.

A final flood warning has been issued for the Derwent catchment. River rises are occurring at some locations but flooding is no longer expected in the Clyde and Ouse Rivers and in the Lower Derwent.

In the 24 hours to 9am today (Saturday), widespread rainfall totals of 5-35mm were recorded in the Derwent catchment with isolated higher totals up to 50 mm. Additional rainfall totals of 5-20mm are forecast for the remainder of today.


Final Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 11:04am on Saturday 7 September 2019
Flood Warning Number: 1
River rises are occurring at some locations but flooding is no longer expected in the Clyde and Ouse Rivers and in the Lower Derwent during Saturday.
In the 24 hours to 9 am Saturday, widespread rainfall totals of 5-35 mm were recorded in the Derwent catchment with isolated higher totals up to 50 mm.
Additional rainfall totals of 5-20 mm are forecast for the remainder of Saturday.

River Derwent above River Ouse:

Flooding is not expected in the River Derwent above River Ouse.

River Ouse:

Flooding is no longer expected in the River Ouse.
The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 0.54 metres and steady. Additional rises are expected during Saturday but the River Ouse at Ashton is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.40 m).
Additional rises are expected during Saturday but the River Ouse at Ouse is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m).

River Clyde:

Flooding is no longer expected in the River Clyde.
The River Clyde at Bothwell is currently at 0.07 metres and steady. Additional rises are expected during Saturday but the River Clyde at Bothwell is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m).
River rises are possible over the weekend but the River Clyde at Hamilton is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.40 m).

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Flooding is no longer expected along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 2.11 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.10 m) over the weekend.

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:

This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.08Steady01:00 AM SAT 07/09/19
River Ouse at Ashton0.54Steady10:00 AM SAT 07/09/19
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.69Steady10:00 AM SAT 07/09/19
River Clyde at Bothwell0.07Steady10:00 AM SAT 07/09/19
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam2.11Steady10:15 AM SAT 07/09/19
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains1.35Steady09:50 AM SAT 07/09/19
Tyenna River at Newbury0.76Steady10:15 AM SAT 07/09/19
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.13Steady10:16 AM SAT 07/09/19
River Derwent at New Norfolk0.78Falling10:45 AM SAT 07/09/19
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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