Note: This Flood Watch is a “heads up” for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.
Flood Watch for the North West, North, North East, Huon, Derwent and South East catchments
Issued at 11:28am on Friday 6 September 2019
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
Flood Watch Number: 2
Widespread areas of minor flooding are likely from late Friday with some areas of moderate flooding possible during Saturday.
Rain is forecast statewide from midday Friday with locally heavy falls possible particularly about the east. Thunderstorms are possible about the north and the east during Friday. Rain is expected to ease during Saturday afternoon.
Some catchments are saturated from recent rain and are likely to be highly responsive to forecast rain.
Rainfall totals of 20 to 30 mm are possible for the north west and 30 to 40 mm are possible for the central areas. Higher totals are expected at elevated areas.
Rainfall totals of 40 to 80 mm are expected across eastern Tasmania with totals in excess of 100 mm in elevated areas.
Widespread areas of minor flooding are likely from late Friday with some areas of moderate flooding possible during Saturday
Catchments likely to be affected include:
North Esk River
South Esk River
East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)
North Coastal Rivers
Northwest and Central Coastal Rivers
East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)
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