Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania
Note: This Flood Watch is a “heads up” for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.
Final Flood Watch for Derwent and South East catchments
Issued at 10:25am on Sunday 11 August 2019
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
Flood Watch Number: 3
No further flooding is expected in the flood watch catchments.
A low pressure system situated to the east of Tasmania produced a strong southerly stream over the State in the past couple of days. Conditions are now easing as the low moves away.
In the 24 hours to 9 am Sunday, widespread rainfall totals of 5-15 mm were observed across southeastern coastal areas, while <5 mm was recorded through in the southern Midlands. Southern coastal areas along the D’Entrecasteaux Channel recorded 15-35 mm.
A further 5-15 mm is forecast in southern coastal areas and the East Coast for the remainder of Sunday, with 20 mm possible in elevated areas.
Showers will continue in the west and southwest on Monday bringing a further 5-15 mm, before easing to 2-5 mm on Tuesday.
Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard over the next couple of days.
Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon); Derwent River; East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno); South East
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.
This is a final Flood Watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.