Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:01 pm EDT on Monday 28 February 2022

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 2

Minor flooding possible from Monday afternoon.

Persistent moist onshore wind flow. Rain with chance of thunderstorms are likely leading to possible heavy falls. The highest rainfall totals are likely about elevated areas in the North East.

Catchments in the North East are moderately wet. In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Monday rainfall totals of 5 to 20 mm have been recorded in the flood watch area with higher isolated totals of 82 mm at Gray and 47 mm at St Patricks Head.

Rainfall totals of 30-60 mm are forecast for the remainder of Monday into Tuesday with higher isolated totals of 80-100 possible at elevated areas.

River rises are expected and minor flooding may develop from Tuesday afternoon. Localised flooding is also possible in areas that receive heavy rainfall from Monday afternoon.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Macquarie River

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Ringarooma River

Minor flood warnings are current for the following catchments: South Esk River

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:

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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