Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology | This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.
Flood Watch for the South East, East Coastal, Huon and Derwent Catchments
Issued at 12:24 pm on Monday 14 November 2022
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
Flood Watch Number: 3
MINOR FLOODING IS LIKELY FROM TUESDAY MORNING WITH ISOLATED MODERATE FLOODING POSSIBLE AT SOME LOCATIONS.
A large complex low crosses Tasmania during Monday morning. A cold front crosses late Monday, bringing a cold south to southwesterly airstream to the state, continuing into Tuesday.
In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Monday, widespread rainfalls totals of 20 to 50mm were recorded about the north and east. St Helens and Wynyard had the highest falls with 49mm.
Catchments are relatively wet across the flood watch area and rivers will respond rapidly to rainfall.
Widespread rainfall totals of 20 to 40 mm are expected for the remainder of Monday and Tuesday. Higher rainfall totals 40 to 60 mm are expected about the south and the lower east, with isolated higher totals possible about southern facing elevated areas.
Minor flooding is likely from Tuesday morning with isolated moderate flooding possible at some locations. Localised flooding is possible in areas that receive heavy rainfall.
Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next few days.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
- East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)
- Huon River
- Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)
- Derwent River (including Ouse and Clyde Rivers)
- Jordan River
- Coal River
- East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)
- South East
Moderate flood warnings are current for the Macquarie and South Esk Rivers and minor Flood Warnings are current for the Meander and North Esk River. Flooding is no longer expected in the 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.