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Derwent flooding no longer expected

Final Flood Watch for parts of the Derwent, North, North East, Huon and South East Catchments

Issued at 12.20pm on Sunday 22 October 2023, by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
Flood Watch Number: 4


A broad and complex area of low pressure over Tasmania brought moderate to locally heavy rainfall to most of Tasmania from late Saturday night and into Sunday. This system has now moved offshore and the risk of flood-producing rainfall has now eased.

Catchments are average to wet across the Flood Watch area, with the wettest areas to the south, tending to dry in eastern parts. Scattered showers with possible isolated thunderstorms are forecast across the Flood Watch area for the remainder of Sunday. However, these are not expected to significantly influence river levels.

Minor flooding is no longer expected across the Flood Watch area. River and creek levels are generally easing or steady. Isolated minor flooding reached a peak in the Huon River catchment at Tahune Bridge during Sunday morning but has now eased below minor flood levels.

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: North Esk River, South Esk River, Meander River, Macquarie River, East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno), Huon River, Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon), Derwent River, Jordan River, Coal River, East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno), South East.

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:

This is a final Flood Watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.

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