Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.


Issued at 4:49 pm EST on Thursday 7 September 2017

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

This is a flood watch for the Derwent River basin.

In the 48 hours to 9am Thursday, widespread rainfall totals of 10 to 25mm have been recorded in the Derwent River catchment, with higher totals up to 45mm recorded at Styx Valley. These totals may not account for accumulated snow.

A front crossed the State during Thursday, followed by cold southwesterly flow on Friday. Rainfall totals of approximately 15 mm are forecast for the rest of Thursday with higher totals possible in elevated areas. Rainfall totals of 10 to 15 mm are expected on Friday, with some falling as snow.

Snow accumulated over elevated areas will melt and will add to runoff over the next few days.

The Derwent catchment is saturated and strong river rises are being observed in Lower Derwent tributaries such as Florentine, Tyenna, Styx and Plenty rivers. Snow melting and forecast rainfall will maintain high river levels with additional river rises possible through the weekend.

Catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.

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.

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Road closure information is available at

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.

For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

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