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Initial flood watch for the Derwent catchment

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.

Initial Flood Watch for Huon and Derwent catchments

Issued at 2:20pm on Wednesday 8 September 2021

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number 1: Isolated Minor flooding possible from Thursday afternoon.

A vigorous cold front will cross Tasmania on Thursday. Catchments in the flood watch area are wet. Widespread 20-40 mm is expected during Thursday, with heavier falls possible about western ranges. Rivers are expected to be responsive to forecast rainfall. Isolated minor flooding may develop from Thursday afternoon.

Catchments likely to be affected include:Huon River Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)
Derwent River (Including lower Derwent tributaries such as Tyenna and Styx.)

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 2pm on Thursday 9 September 2021.

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