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Initial flood watch for the Derwent catchment

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Note: This Flood Watch is a “heads up” for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.

Initial Flood Watch for the Huon and Derwent Catchments

Issued at 2:49 pm EST on Saturday 14 August 2021

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number 1: MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE IN THE HUON AND DERWENT CATCHMENTS

A vigorous cold front is expected to cross the state during Sunday. This cold front will bring showers about the North and West. Showers expected to increase in the west and extend into the North East during the afternoon. Rain expected to fall as snow in the evening.

Most catchments in Tasmania remain relatively wet to very saturated and will respond to rain events.

Rainfall totals of 20 – 30 mm are forecast for the west during Sunday with Higher totals of 30 – 40mm possible on higher elevations. In the North East, forecast rainfall totals of up to 15 – 25mm are possible for Sunday.

Forecast rainfall will see water level rises from Sunday afternoon with minor flooding possible at some locations.

Catchments likely to be affected include:Huon River and 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: 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 11am on Sunday 15 August 2021.

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