Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 3:41 pm EDT on Wednesday 1 April 2020 By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor to moderate flooding is possible at some locations in the flood watch area from Thursday afternoon.

A low will bring heavy rainfall to northeast and eastern Tasmania on Thursday.
Locally heavy falls and thunderstorms are possible.

Catchments in the flood watch area range from dry to moderately wet.

Rainfall totals of 30-80mm are expected in the north east highlands and along the east coast and adjacent areas on Thursday. Higher totals are possible.
Widespread rainfall totals of 20-40mm are expected for the remainder of the flood watch area.

River rises are expected 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

Macquarie River

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Ringarooma River

East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)

South East

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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