Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:38 am EST on Tuesday 4 August 2020 By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor flooding is possible in the flood watch catchments from early Wednesday.

A complex low will cross Tasmania from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday, bringing heavy showers to southern, eastern and north eastern Tasmania.

Most catchments in the flood watch area are relatively wet from seasonal rainfall.

Rainfall totals of 15-25 mm are forecast in southern areas for Tuesday night, with a further 30-50 mm forecast for Wednesday in south eastern and eastern coastal areas. Showers are expected to fall as heavy snow above 700 metres.

River rises are expected with forecast rain and minor flooding may develop from early Wednesday.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

North Esk River

South Esk River

Macquarie River

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Huon River

Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)

Derwent River

Jordan River

Coal 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:

For the latest warnings see For the latest rainfall and river level information see

For the latest weather forecast see

Flood Safety Advice:
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For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

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