TAS Flood Watch: South Esk and northern East Coast Rivers


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:00 pm EDT on Monday 10 February 2020 By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor flooding may develop in the South Esk catchment from Tuesday afternoon.

A trough is expected to deepen as it tracks south from the mainland during Monday and is expected to cross Tasmania on Tuesday.

In the 24 hours to 9am Monday, rainfall totals of 0-2mm were observed in the Flood Watch area. The area is relatively dry.

For Monday, showers increasing to rain are expected to bring 5-10mm to the north east. For Tuesday, rain easing to showers are expected to bring a further 20-30mm to the north east.

River rises are expected in the Flood Watch area. Minor flooding may develop in the upper South Esk, Break O'Day and St Pauls Rivers as a result of forecast rainfall.

The Bureau of Meteorology is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue catchment specific warnings as required.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

South Esk River

East Coastal Rivers (north 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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