Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Initial Flood Watch for North and North East, Mersey, Huon, Derwent and South East catchments
Issued at 11:09 am EDT on Wednesday 13 October 2021 By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
Flood Watch Number: 1
Minor flooding is possible from Thursday evening. Isolated moderate flooding is possible at some locations in the northeast.
A complex low-pressure system is expected to move over Tasmania during Thursday and Friday.
Rain is expected for all of Tasmania, particularly the north and north east on Thursday and over the south on Saturday. The position and movement of the low will affect the timing and distribution of rainfall.
Most catchments are relatively wet.
4 day rainfall totals of 50-90 mm are possible and higher totals of 90-140 mm in the northeast.
River rises are expected with the forecast rainfall and minor to moderate flooding is possible at some locations.
Localised flooding is also possible during Thursday and Friday with isolated storms.
The Bureau of Meteorology is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue catchment specific warnings as required.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
North Esk River
South Esk River
East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)
North Coastal Rivers
Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)
Derwent River (Including Ouse and Clyde)
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:
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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