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  • Initial Flood Watch For North And North East, East Coastal, South East And Huon Catchments Tue 28 Sep 2021

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania
    This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.
      
    Initial Flood Watch For North And North East, East Coastal, South East And Huon Catchments 
    Issued at 03:07 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:
    For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
     For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.
     FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au
     Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au}
    
    Next issue:
    The next Flood Watch will be issued by 03:00 pm EST on Wednesday 29 September 2021.