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Sunday: possible flooding in Derwent catchment

Flood Watch for North East, South East and Huon catchments

Issued at 11:52am on Saturday 13 August 2022

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 2


A low pressure system will be moving to the Northeast of Tasmania by Saturday night. The low is expected to slowly move over northeastern Tasmania on Sunday and widespread rainfall is expected over the region, 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 forecast rainfall.

Widespread 24 hour rainfall totals averaging 30-50 mm are likely about the south and east over the flood watch area from Saturday night into Sunday, with isolated higher totals of 60-80 mm possible.

Minor to moderate flooding is likely to develop from Sunday morning for the catchments in the flood watch area.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

  • North Esk River
  • South Esk River
  • Macquarie River
  • East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)
  • Ringarooma River
  • North Coastal Rivers
  • Huon River
  • Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)
  • Derwent River
  • 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 noon on Sunday 14 August 2022.

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