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Initial flood watch for the Derwent catchment

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

Issued at 12:46 pm EST on Monday 10 June 2024 by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

RIVER LEVEL RISES AND AREAS OF MINOR FLOODING MAY DEVELOP FROM TUESDAY, WITH ISOLATED MODERATE FLOODING POSSIBLE

A cold front is forecast to pass over Tasmania from late Monday and into Tuesday, producing moderate rainfall totals.

Catchments are average to moderately wet across the flood watch area.

Rainfall totals of 40 – 70 mm are possible over the flood watch area from late Monday into Tuesday, with higher falls possible particularly about elevated locations.

This rainfall may result in river level rises and minor flooding across the flood watch area from Tuesday, with isolated moderate flooding possible.

Catchments likely to be affected include: 

  • North Esk River
  • South Esk River
  • 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:

The next Flood Watch will be issued by 2pm on Tuesday 11 June 2024.

See more Derwent Valley and Central Highlands news online and read our print edition every second Friday.

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