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Update to Derwent, Ouse, Clyde flood watch

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology – this Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.

Flood Watch for the South East, and Derwent Catchments

Issued at 12.27pm on Tuesday 15 November 2022, by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 4


A low pressure system and trough embedded within a cold and unstable southerly airstream is enhancing rainfall over eastern Tasmania today. The low is expected to move away from the east coast this afternoon with rainfall easing.

In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Tuesday, widespread rainfall totals of 20-40 mm have been recorded over south and eastern Tasmania with higher totals on the southern ranges of 30-65 mm.

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 possible during the remainder of Tuesday with higher isolated totals also possible.

A severe weather warning is current for heavy rainfall for parts of South East, East Coast, Midlands and Central Plateau Forecast Districts

Minor flooding is possible from overnight Tuesday. 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:

  • Derwent River (including Ouse and Clyde Rivers)
  • East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)
  • South East

Moderate flood warnings are current for the Macquarie, South Esk and Jordan Rivers and minor flood warnings are current for the Meander, North Esk and Huon Rivers and a generalised warning is current for the Coal 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 Wednesday 16 November 2022.

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