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Derwent catchment remains on flood watch

Flood Watch for North East and South East catchments

Issued at 11:42 am on Sunday 14 August 2022

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 3


A low pressure system sits offshore, to the northeast of the State, directing an east to southeasterly airstream over Tasmania. The low is expected to slowly move over northeastern Tasmania today, then remain over or near eastern Tasmania on Monday before moving away to the east during Tuesday. Catchments are relatively wet across the flood watch area and rivers will be responsive to the observed and forecast rainfall.

In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Sunday, rainfall totals of 15-80 mm have been observed in the flood watch area with an isolated total of 108 mm at Mt Wellington. Widespread 24 hour rainfall totals averaging 30-50 mm are likely about the south and east over the flood watch area during Sunday, with isolated higher totals of 60-80 mm possible.

River rises have been observed in the flood watch area. Minor flooding is likely to develop during Sunday. Significant localised flooding is also expected in areas that receive heavy rainfall.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

  • East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)
  • Ringarooma River
  • North Coastal Rivers
  • Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)
  • Derwent River
  • Coal River
  • East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)
  • South East

Flood warnings are current for: North Esk River, South Esk River, Macquarie River, Jordan River and 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 15 August 2022.

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