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Update to River Derwent 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 North, North Coastal, Northeast, Huon and Derwent Catchments.

Issued at 10:51am on Sunday 15 August 2021 by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number 2: Minor flooding may develop in North, North Coastal, North East, Huon and Derwent catchments from Sunday evening.

A vigorous cold front is crossing the state during Sunday, bringing showers across much of the state. Most catchments in Tasmania are very wet and are responding to rain. Rainfall totals of 10-25 mm are forecast for the south and west during Sunday with 25-35 mm in elevated areas. Up to 10 mm are forecast for the north with 10-15 mm forecast in the northeast highlands. Minor flooding is possible at some locations in the flood watch area due to forecast rain. A minor flood warning is current for the North Esk River.

Catchments likely to be affected include: Derwent River, Meander River, Macquarie River, North Coastal Rivers, Huon 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 noon on Monday 16 August 2021.

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