Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 11:55 am EST on Monday 22 June 2020
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
Flood Watch Number: 4
Minor flooding is possible in the flood watch catchments from Monday evening.
A low pressure system over Tasmania has brought an east to southeasterly flow over the State.
Central, eastern and southeast areas catchments are dry. Western areas, central plateau and north east highland areas are wet from seasonal rainfall.
In the 24 hours to 9am Monday, rainfall totals of 10mm to 30mm were recorded in the flood watch catchments in the south and east of the state. Rainfall over the northern areas was generally less than 10mm.
Over the next two days widespread rainfall totals of 30-70 mm are forecast about the lower east and south east, with possible higher totals of 100 mm in isolated and elevated areas. The heaviest rain for the southeast is expected during Monday.
River rises are now occurring. With forecast rainfall minor flooding is possible in the south and east of the state from Monday evening and at some locations in the North and North East from Tuesday morning.
A Minor flood warning is current for the Huon River
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)
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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