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Updated: Derwent, Ouse, Clyde on flood watch

Flood Watch for the eastern half of Tasmania, issued at 10:54am on Friday 11 June 2021, by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Minor to moderate flooding occurring in the northeast of Tasmania during Friday. A complex low pressure system to the northeast of Tasmania is bringing persistent rainfall to eastern parts. Most catchments in the flood watch area are wet from recent rainfall.

In the 24 hours to 9am Friday, widespread rainfall totals of 10-50 mm were recorded, with isolated higher totals in northeast elevated areas, including 75 mm at Mount Victoria and 72 mm at Mt Wellington. A further 20-40 mm are forecast for the remainder of Friday with higher totals possible in elevated areas.

Strong river rises are occurring in response to observed rainfall. Minor to moderate flooding is currently occurring at some locations during Friday. Localised flooding is also possible in areas with high observed rainfall and forecast rainfall.

Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard over the next couple of days. Catchments likely to be affected include:

  • Furneaux Islands
  • 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

Minor to moderate flood warnings are current for the North Esk River, South Esk River, Macquarie River.

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 Saturday 12 June 2021.

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