TAS Flood Watch: North, North East and South East

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:51 pm EDT on Sunday 24 October 2021

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 3

Isolated minor flooding is possible in the Flood Watch area during Sunday. Moderate to Minor Flood Warnings are current for the North Esk, South Esk, Macquarie, Meander , Derwent, Jordan and Coal rivers.

In the 24 hours to 9 am Sunday, widespread rainfall totals of 25-50 mm were recorded in the Flood Watch area. Isolated higher totals up to 60 mm were recorded in the North East.

Catchments are wet from recent flooding and responding strongly to rainfall.

Showers are forecast across the Flood Watch area for the remainder of Sunday, with 2-10 mm expected in the South East. Less than 5mm rainfall is forecast in the North and North East.

River rises are expected to continue and Isolated minor flooding may develop in the Flood Watch area during Sunday.

Strong and dangerous flows are likely to be a hazard for the coming days.

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

Catchments likely to be affected include:

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)
Ringarooma River
North Coastal Rivers
Tamar (Launceston)
Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)
East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)
South East

Moderate to Minor Flood Warnings are current for the North Esk, South Esk, Macquarie, Meander , Derwent, Jordan and Coal rivers. Flooding is no longer expected in the Huon 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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