Derwent flood watch updated

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Note: This Flood Watch is a “heads up” for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.

Flood Watch for North West, North and North East, and Derwent catchments

Issued at 5:06pm on Wednesday 18 July 2018, By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 3

Minor to moderate flooding is possible from Thursday.

Multiple cold fronts are currently crossing Tasmania bringing significant rainfall across the state.
In the past 48 hours, widespread rainfall totals of 10-30 mm were observed across most of the State, with higher totals of 40-50 mm in isolated and elevated areas.
Most catchments are wet from recent rainfall.

Widespread rainfall totals of 25-75 mm are forecast for the next 24 hours across much of the north, north west, north east, the central plateau and the south; with elevated areas expected to receive up to 100 mm.
A Moderate Flood Warning is current for the North Esk catchment. Minor Flood Warnings are current for Meander, Macquarie and Huon catchments.
Additional areas of minor to moderate flooding are possible with the forecast rainfall. Further catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.
Localised flooding is possible in small creeks and low-lying areas that receive heavy rainfall.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

South Esk River

Ringarooma River

North Coastal Rivers

Tamar (Launceston)

Mersey River

Forth River

Northwest and Central Coastal Rivers

Arthur River

Derwent River

Jordan River

Flood warnings have been issued for the following catchments: Meander River, Macquarie River, North Esk River, 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:
For the latest warnings see
For the latest rainfall and river level information see
For the latest weather forecast see

Flood Safety Advice:

FloodSafe advice is available at
Road closure information is available at
For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Next Issue:

The next Flood Watch will be issued by 10am on Thursday 19 July 2018.

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