Source: Bureau of Meteorology

INITIAL FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL NORTHERN RIVER BASINS

Issued at 2:07 pm EST on Saturday 5 August 2017

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Widespread 10 to 20mm of rain have been recorded along the northern part of Tasmania since Friday afternoon, with higher totals in excess of 30mm recorded around Mt Barrow and Lake Mackenzie.

Further rainfall is expected overnight Saturday into Sunday as a cold front moves across the State. Additional rainfall totals of 10 to 20 mm are likely about the northern river basins during the next 24 hours, with higher totals of 30mm possible about elevated areas.

Minor flooding may develop in some rivers in the north of the State from Sunday onwards. Catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.

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

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.

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.

Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/


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