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 West, North and North East Catchments

Issued at 10:51 am EST on Thursday 7 June 2018

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor flooding is possible from Friday in catchments in the north of the State.

A cold front is expected to cross Tasmania bringing showers on Thursday and Friday.

Upper catchment areas are relatively wet from antecedent rainfall over the last month. Central areas are still relatively dry.

Widespread 2-day rainfall totals of 15-35 mm are forecast across the north. Higher totals are possible in elevated areas, with up to 80 mm along the Western Tiers and localized 50 mm in the North East highlands.

River rises are expected as a result of the forecast rainfall. Minor flooding is possible at some forecast locations from Friday morning.

Strong and dangerous flows are possible in small creeks and low-lying areas in locations that receive heavy rainfall.

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

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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