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Flooding no longer expected

Final Flood Watch for North East and South East catchments

Issued at 11:44 am on Tuesday 16 August 2022

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 4

RIVER LEVELS EASING ACROSS THE FLOOD WATCH AREA DURING TUESDAY

Showery conditions will continue during Tuesday as a low pressure system moves well away to the southeast. Catchments are relatively wet across the flood watch area and rivers are responsive to rainfall.

In the 24 hours to 11:00 am Tuesday rainfall totals of 5-50 mm have been observed in the flood watch area. Further rainfall totals of 5-10 mm are forecast for the remainder of Tuesday.

River levels are easing across the flood watch area during Tuesday. Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard over the next few days.

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments:

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

Flood warnings are current for: North Esk River, South Esk River, Meander River, Macquarie River and Jordan 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:

This is a final Flood Watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.

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