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Flooding in the River Ouse likely early on Friday

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

for the River Ouse

Issued at 8:56pm on Thursday 13 October 2022

Flood Warning Number: 2


Rainfall totals of 30-80 mm in have been observed in northern parts of the Derwent catchment around elevated areas, with isolated totals up to 160 mm recorded around Great Lake. Further widespread rainfall totals of 70-120 mm are likely across the northern half of Tasmania with isolated totals up to 200 mm over higher terrain during the remainder of Thursday and into Friday morning.

Strong river level rises are expected along the River Ouse during Thursday with minor flooding likely at Ashton from early Friday morning and at 3B Weir from Friday afternoon. With higher scenarios of forecast rainfall, additional river rises and more significant flooding is possible.

Strong and dangerous flows are likely to be be a hazard over coming days.

River Ouse:

Minor flooding is likely along the River Ouse, based on forecast rainfall.

The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 0.37 metres and steady, below the minor flood level. The River Ouse at Ashton is likely to exceed the minor flood level (2.40 m) early Friday morning. Additional rises are possible.

The River Ouse at 3B Weir is currently at 0.63 metres and steady, below the minor flood level. The River Ouse at 3B Weir may exceed the minor flood level (3.00 m) Friday afternoon. Additional rises are possible.

Flood Safety Advice:

SES flood warnings can be found at TasALERT www.alert.tas.gov.au

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 warning will be issued by 9am on Friday 14 October 2022.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair0.63Steady07:45 PM THU 13/10/22
River Ouse at Ashton0.37Steady08:30 PM THU 13/10/22
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.63Steady08:45 PM THU 13/10/22
River Clyde at Bothwell0.51Steady07:00 PM THU 13/10/22
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam2.22Steady08:45 PM THU 13/10/22
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains0.73Steady08:41 PM THU 13/10/22
Tyenna River at Newbury0.46Steady07:00 PM THU 13/10/22
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.03Steady08:04 PM THU 13/10/22
River Derwent at New Norfolk-0.08Rising08:52 PM THU 13/10/22

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.

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