Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 9:55 am EST on Saturday 9 September 2017

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

A flood watch continues for the Derwent River basin.

In the 48 hours to 9am Saturday, widespread rainfall totals of 10 to 30mm have been recorded in the Derwent River catchment, with higher totals up to 42mm. These totals may not account for accumulated snow.

A southwesterly flow persists across the State on Saturday. Rainfall totals of up to 10mm are forecast for Saturday with higher totals possible in elevated areas. The snow line will rise from 700m to 1000m during the day.

Temperatures are expected to warm gradually over Saturday and Sunday. Snow accumulated over elevated areas will melt and add to runoff over the weekend.

The Derwent catchment is saturated and river rises have been observed in Lower Derwent tributaries such as Nive, 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.

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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