Derwent flood watch update

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 the Derwent


Issued at 11:04 am  on Wednesday 24 July 2019
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.


Flood Watch Number: 3

Isolated minor flooding may develop during Wednesday and into Thursday in the Derwent River catchment.
A warm front will cross the state during Wednesday bringing showers to the west, north and centre of the state.
Some catchments are saturated from recent rainfall and are likely to be highly responsive to further rain. Dams are spilling across the state.
Rainfall totals of 5-15 mm are forecast in parts of the flood watch area for the remainder of Wednesday. Snowmelt may add to runoff.
River rises are likely and isolated minor flooding may develop as a result of the forecast rainfall.
Further catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.


Catchments likely to be affected include:

Derwent River
(including River Ouse)



Flooding is no longer expected in the Macquarie River catchment. Flood warnings are current for the following catchments: North Esk, Meander
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.


Next Issue:

The next Flood Watch will be issued by noon on Thursday 25 July 2019.

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