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Update to Derwent catchment flood watch

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

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

Flood Watch for the North West, North, North East, Derwent and Coal Catchments

Issued at 12:51pm on Saturday 22 October 2022, by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 3


Moderate rainfall developed across northern Tasmania on Friday. Saturday is bringing areas of rain, tending to showers from the west and easing throughout by evening. Heavy falls about the east.

Additional rainfall is possible particularly across the northern and eastern halves of the state for early next week. Catchments are wet and rivers will respond rapidly to rainfall. 30-50 mm is expected in the east. Higher falls are possible with thunderstorms.

Minor to moderate flooding is occurring in parts. Localised flooding is possible in small creeks and low lying areas in locations that receive heavy rainfall.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

  • East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)
  • Ringarooma River
  • North Coastal Rivers
  • Forth River
  • Northwest and Central Coastal Rivers
  • Arthur River
  • Derwent River
  • Jordan River
  • Coal River

Flood warnings are current for the following catchments: North Esk River, South Esk River, Meander River, Macquarie River, Mersey 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:

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 Sunday 23 October 2022.

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