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River Derwent: minor flooding possible on Wednesday

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 Huon, Derwent, North West, North and North East catchments

Issued at 12:06 pm EST on Tuesday 27 July 2021 by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
Flood Watch Number 2

Minor flooding may develop this week, from Wednesday. Most catchments are relatively wet to saturated and rivers will be responsive to additional rainfall.

Forecast 4-day rainfall totals through to Saturday morning: 60-90 mm in the west and north, with falls of 100 to 140 mm possible about the Western Tiers and 90-120 mm about the northeast highlands.

Strong river rises are expected this week in flood watch catchments. Widespread minor flooding is possible, from Wednesday. Additional catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required. Catchments likely to be affected include:

  • North Esk River
  • South Esk River
  • Meander River
  • Macquarie River
  • Ringarooma River
  • North Coastal Rivers
  • Mersey River
  • Forth River
  • Northwest and Central Coastal Rivers
  • Arthur River
  • Huon River
  • Derwent 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.

The next Flood Watch will be issued by 12.30pm on Wednesday 28 July 2021.

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