Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:05 pm EST on Tuesday 23 June 2020

Flood Watch Number: 5

Minor flooding is possible in the flood watch catchments during Tuesday and Wednesday.

A low pressure system over Tasmania has brought an east to southeasterly flow over the State.

In the 24 hours to 9am Tuesday, widespread rainfall totals of 20 to 50 mm were recorded in the flood watch catchments in the south and east of the state with higher isolated totals of 94mm at Nugent, 113mm at Longley and 175mm at Mt Wellington. Rainfall totals of up to 30mm has been recorded over the north east.

During Tuesday rainfall totals of 10-20 mm are forecast about the east, south east and central areas, with possible higher totals of 50 mm in isolated and elevated areas.

Rainfall totals are expected to ease during Wednesday with totals of 5-15mm and up to 25mm in elevated areas.

River rises are occurring in the flood watch catchments. With forecast rainfall additional areas of flooding are possible in the south and east of the state during Tuesday and at some locations in the North and North East from late Tuesday.

Minor flood warnings are current for the Huon River, Derwent, Jordan and South Esk catchments.

A generalised warning is current for the Coal catchment.

Further catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

North Esk River

Macquarie River

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)

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:

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For the latest weather forecast see

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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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