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River Derwent on flood watch

Australian Government 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 eastern half of Tasmania

Issued at 10:42am on Wednesday 9 June 2021, by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Minor to moderate flooding is possible from midday Thursday.

A stationary low pressure system to the northeast of Tasmania will bring persistent rainfall to eastern parts. Catchments in the east, southeast and central areas are relatively dry. Other areas are relatively wet from recent rainfall.

Forecast 4-day rainfall totals (Wednesday to Saturday) for eastern parts of Tasmania are 20-50 mm widespread, 60-80 mm northeast and around 160 mm northeast coastal ranges.

Strong river rises are expected in response to forecast rainfall. Minor to moderate flooding may develop at some locations from midday Thursday. Localised flooding is also possible in areas that receive heavy rainfall.

Catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required. Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard over the next couple of days.

  • Catchments likely to be affected include:
  • Furneaux Islands
  • North Esk River
  • South Esk River
  • Macquarie River
  • East Coastal Rivers (north and south of Bicheno)
  • Ringarooma River
  • North Coastal Rivers
  • Tamar (Launceston)
  • Huon River
  • Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)
  • Derwent River (including Ouse and Clyde)
  • Jordan River
  • Coal River
  • 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: 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 Thursday 10 June 2021.

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