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Flood watch for Derwent, Ouse and Clyde catchments

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

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

Flood Watch for North and North East, Mersey, Huon, Derwent and South East catchments

Issued at 12:50 pm on Thursday 14 October 2021

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 2

Minor flooding is possible from Thursday evening within the flood watch area.

A complex low-pressure system is expected to move over Tasmania during Thursday and Friday.

Rain is expected for the north and north east on Thursday, for the east and south west on Friday and over the south on Saturday. The position and movement of the low will affect the timing and distribution of rainfall.

Most catchments are relatively wet.

For the remainder of Thursday rainfall totals of 20-30 mm are forecast for the east and north west coast with 50-60 mm likely for the north east highlands and Western Tiers.

Widespread rainfall totals of 20-30 mm are forecast for Friday with 40-50 mm possible about higher ground.

Rainfall totals of 5-15 mm are forecast for Saturday in the West and South with 20-40 mm possible for the far South.

River rises are occurring and minor flooding is possible at some locations.

Localised flooding is also possible during Thursday and Friday with isolated storms.

The Bureau of Meteorology is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue catchment specific warnings as required.

A moderate flood warning is current for the South Esk and minor flood warnings are current for the North Esk and Macquarie catchments.

Catchments likely to be affected include:Meander River
East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)
Ringarooma River
North Coastal Rivers
Tamar (Launceston)
Mersey River
Huon River
Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)
Derwent River(Including Ouse and Clyde)
Jordan River
Coal River
East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)
South East

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 01:00 pm EDT on Friday 15 October 2021.

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