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River Derwent on flood watch list

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Initial Flood Watch for Tasmania

Issued at 3:22 pm EST on Friday 2 October 2020

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor flooding is possible in the flood watch catchments from Sunday.

A slow moving rain band will cross Tasmania during the weekend, bringing rainfall statewide.

Most catchments in the flood watch area are relatively wet from recent rainfall.

Rainfall totals of 40-70 mm are expected across much of the state during the weekend, with higher rainfall likely about the west and elevated areas.

River rises are expected across Tasmania in response to the forecast rain and minor flooding may develop from Sunday.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

North Esk River
South Esk River
Meander River
Macquarie River
East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)
Ringarooma River
North Coastal Rivers
Tamar (Launceston)
Northwest and Central Coastal Rivers
Arthur River
Nelson Bay Coastal Rivers
Pieman River
King-Henty Rivers
Gordon-Franklin Rivers
Southwest Coastal Rivers (Cape Sorell to South East Cape)
Huon River
Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)
Derwent River
Jordan River
Coal 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.

Next Issue:

The next Flood Watch will be issued by noon on Saturday 03 October 2020.

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