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Final flood watch for Derwent catchment

Final Flood Watch for parts of North West, North, North East and Derwent Catchments

Issued at 1:45 pm EST on Wednesday 12 June 2024. By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 3

MINOR FLOODING EASING IN THE NORTH ESK CATCHMENT AND MAY DEVELOP IN THE SOUTH ESK CATCHMENT.

FLOODING NO LONGER EXPECTED IN THE FLOOD WATCH CATCHMENTS.

A cold front that crossed Tasmania during Tuesday morning has brought moderate rainfall totals across much of the north and west of the state.

In the 48 hours to 9:00 am Wednesday, widespread rainfall totals of 70-80 mm were recorded in the flood watch catchments.

Catchments are moderately wet across the flood watch area. Further rainfall totals of 2-10 mm with isolated totals of 20 mm are forecast for the remainder of Wednesday.

Minor flood warnings remain current for the North Esk and South Esk catchments.

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments:

  • Meander River
  • Macquarie River
  • Ringarooma River
  • North Coastal Rivers
  • Mersey River
  • Forth River
  • Northwest and Central Coastal Rivers
  • Arthur River
  • Nelson Bay Coastal Rivers
  • Pieman River
  • King-Henty Rivers
  • Derwent 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:

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

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