River Derwent initial flood watch

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

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

Initial Flood Watch for the Macquarie, South Esk, and Derwent

Issued at 4:08 pm on Monday 22 July 2019
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Isolated minor flooding may develop from Tuesday morning in the flood watch catchments.
A cold front will cross the state overnight Monday and through Tuesday bringing showers statewide.
Some catchments are saturated from recent rainfall and are likely to be highly responsive to further rain.
Widespread rainfall totals of 5-20 mm are forecast for the remainder of Monday. Additional rainfall totals of 5-25 mm are forecast for Tuesday.
River rises are expected and isolated minor flooding may develop as a result of the forecast rainfall. Minor flood warnings are current for the North Esk and Meander Rivers.
Further catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
South Esk River

Macquarie River

Derwent River
(including River Ouse)

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 11am on Tuesday 23 July 2019.

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