Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.
Initial Flood Watch for North East and East Coast catchments

Issued at 11:41 am EDT on Wednesday 4 March 2020

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor to moderate flooding is possible at some locations in the North East catchments from Thursday afternoon.

A low will pass to the east of Tasmania during Thursday bringing possibly heavy rainfall, starting in the early hours and easing in the evening. Showers are expected during Friday.

Catchments in the flood watch area are relatively dry to very dry.

Widespread rainfall totals of 60-80 mm are possible about the north east during Thursday, with isolated falls up to 100 mm over elevated locations, and 30-50 mm about the remainder of the East Coast. Rainfall totals will depend on the position of the low.

River rises are likely in North East and East Coastal catchments during Thursday with the forecast rainfall. Minor to moderate flooding is possible at some locations from Thursday afternoon.

Localised flooding is possible in areas that receive heavy rainfall.

Catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
North Esk River

South Esk River

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Ringarooma River

North Coastal Rivers

East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)

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:

FloodSafe 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.

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