Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:07 am EDT on Saturday 17 October 2020 By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor flooding is possible at some locations in the flood watch area catchments from Sunday morning.

A low pressure system will deepen over Victoria Saturday morning before tracking south along the east coast of Tasmania during Saturday afternoon.

Catchments in the flood watch area are wet from the recent rainfall.

Widespread rainfall totals of 5-20 mm are forecast for the flood watch area on Saturday, with locally higher falls of 20-30 mm possible in the elevated areas.

River rises are likely in the flood watch catchments in response to the forecast rain and flooding may develop from Sunday morning.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

North Esk River

South Esk River

Meander River

Macquarie River

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Ringarooma River

North Coastal Rivers

Tamar (Launceston)

East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)

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:

For the latest warnings see For the latest rainfall and river level information see

For the latest weather forecast see

Flood Safety Advice:
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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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