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Flood watch remains for Derwent catchment

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

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

Flood Watch for the Huon, Derwent and South East Catchments

Issued at 12:44 pm EDT on Thursday 27 October 2022, by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 8

MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE FROM THURSDAY

Showers are continuing across the state on Thursday, however the risk of severe weather has now passed. Catchments are wet and rivers will respond to further rainfall.

Showers are forecast for the remainder of Thursday. Further rainfall is forecast across the west of the state on Friday.

Flood warnings are current for the Macquarie River, Meander River, North Esk River, South Esk River and Coal River.

River rises are occurring from recent rainfall and isolated minor flooding is possible in the flood watch area. Catchments likely to be affected include:

  • Huon River
  • Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)
  • Derwent River
  • Jordan River
  • South East

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: East Coastal Rivers, Ringarooma River, North Coastal Rivers and Tamar (Launceston).

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:

SES flood warnings can be found at TasALERT.com

Flood and storm safety 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 1pm on Friday 28 October 2022.

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