Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 11:46 am EST on Sunday 21 June 2020
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
Flood Watch Number: 3
Minor to moderate flooding is possible from Monday afternoon.
A low pressure system to the north east of Tasmania will bring an east to southeasterly flow over the next few days. Rainfall totals will depend on the position and movement of the low.
Central, eastern and southeast areas are dry. Western areas, central plateau and north east highlands are wet from seasonal rainfall.
In the 24 hours to 9am Sunday, rainfall totals of 2-12 mm were recorded in the flood watch catchments.
Over the next 3 days widespread rainfall totals of 30-70 mm are forecast, with possible higher totals exceeding 100 mm in isolated and elevated areas. The heaviest rain for the southeast is expected during Monday.
River rises are expected with the forecast rainfall and minor to moderate flooding is possible at some locations from Monday afternoon.
Further catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
North Esk River
South Esk River
East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)
Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)
East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)
Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Mersey, Forth, Northwest and Central Coastal Rivers, 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.
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