TAS Flood Watch: North Esk, Macquarie and Meander Catchments

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 3:15 pm EDT on Wednesday 6 October 2021 By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor flooding may develop at some locations in the flood watch area from Thursday morning.

A cold front will cross the state from Wednesday evening into Thursday.

Most of the catchments in Tasmania remain relatively wet and will respond to rain events.

Rainfall totals of 10 -15 mm are forecast overnight across North and North West catchments with higher totals possible in elevated areas.

River rises are expected from overnight Thursday with areas of flooding possible at some locations in the flood watch area during Thursday.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

North Esk River

Meander River

Macquarie River

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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