Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:58 am EDT on Thursday 5 March 2020 By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 2

Minor flooding is possible at some locations in the North East catchments from Thursday evening.

A band of rain is moving over Tasmania during Thursday and is expected to ease in the evening. Showers are expected during Friday.

In the 24 hours to 9am Thursday, widespread rainfall totals of 10-40 mm were recorded in the flood watch area, with isolated higher totals up to 96 mm at Gray. Additional rainfall totals of 5-40 mm have been recorded since 9am.

Widespread rainfall totals of 10-30 mm are expected for the remainder of Thursday, with isolated higher totals possible. Up to 10 mm is expected for Friday.

River rises are likely from late Thursday. Flood Warnings are current for the North Esk and South Esk rivers.

Localised flooding is possible in areas that receive heavy rainfall.

Further catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Macquarie River (including Lake and Isis Rivers)

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Ringarooma River

North Coastal Rivers

East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)

Flood warnings are current for the following catchments: North Esk River, South Esk 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:

For the latest warnings see For the latest rainfall and river level information see

For the latest weather forecast see

Flood Safety Advice:
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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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