Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 3:07 pm EST on Tuesday 28 September 2021

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

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

A low will move over Victoria during Wednesday and Thursday directing an easterly stream over Tasmania. The low will weaken and slowly move to the east of Tasmania on Friday and Saturday.

Most of the catchments in Tasmania remain relatively wet and will respond to rain events.

Widespread rainfall totals of 30 to 40mm are expected in the flood watch area during Thursday, with isolated heavier falls of 50 to 70mm possible with thunderstorms. Further rainfall totals of 15 to 35mm are forecast for Friday, with isolated heavier falls up to 50mm.

River rises are expected from late Wednesday with minor to moderate flooding possible at some locations in the flood watch area from Thursday afternoon.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
North Esk River

South Esk River

Meander River

Macquarie River

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Ringarooma River

Tamar (Launceston)

Huon River

Jordan River

Coal River

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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