Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 2:50 pm EST on Thursday 30 September 2021 By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 3

Minor flooding may develop at some locations in the flood watch area from overnight Thursday into Friday.

A low pressure system over Victoria is slowly moving southwards. It is expected to linger to the east of Tasmania on Saturday before slowly moving away to the east during Sunday.

Most of the catchments in Tasmania remain relatively wet and will respond to rain events.

Widespread rainfall totals of 30 to 50 mm are expected in the flood watch area during Thursday and into Friday, with isolated heavier falls of 50 to 70 mm possible in the north east. The heaviest rainfall in the north east is expected from Thursday afternoon though to Friday morning.

River rises are expected from Thursday afternoon and minor flooding may develop at some locations in the flood watch area from early Friday.

The Bureau of Meteorology is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue catchment specific warnings as required.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

North Esk River

Meander River

Macquarie River

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Ringarooma River

Tamar (Launceston)

Huon River

Jordan River

Coal River

East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)

A flood warning has been issued for the following catchment: 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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