Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Initial Flood Watch for the North and Upper East Coast

Issued at 3:06 pm EDT on Sunday 27 February 2022 By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor flooding possible from Monday afternoon.

Persistent moist onshore wind flow. Rain with chance of thunderstorms are likely leading to possible heavy falls. The highest rainfall totals are likely about elevated areas in the North East.

Catchments in the North East are moderately wet. In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Sunday rainfall totals of 25 to 50 mm have been recorded along parts of the East Coast and the South Esk catchment above Fingal.

Rainfall totals of 20-50 mm are forecast for Monday with higher isolated totals up to 90 mm possible.

River rises are expected and minor flooding may develop from Monday afternoon.
Localised flooding is also possible in areas that receive heavy rainfall. A minor flood warning is current for the South Esk River.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Ringarooma 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:

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For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

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