TAS Flood Watch: North Esk, Mersey, Huon, Derwent and Coal Catchments

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 4:35 pm EDT on Wednesday 27 October 2021

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Flood warnings continuing for Macquarie, South Esk, Meander and Jordan rivers with renewed rises possible. Minor to moderate flooding is also possible in flood watch catchments from overnight Thursday into Friday.

A low pressure system forming over western Victoria late on Thursday will move to the northeastern Tasmania on Friday, bringing widespread rainfall. Thunderstorms are also likely.

Catchments are wet and will be responsive to the forecast rainfall.

From midday Thursday to end of Friday, rainfall totals of 15-30 mm statewide are forecast, with potential for falls of 40-50 mm.

Minor to moderate flooding is possible from overnight Thursday into Friday.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

North Esk River
Tamar (Launceston)
Mersey River
Huon River
Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)
Derwent River(including Ouse and Clyde rivers)
Coal River

Minor flood warnings are current for the following rivers: Macquarie River, South Esk River, Meander River and Jordan 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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