Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Initial Flood Watch for North and North East, Mersey, Huon, Derwent and South East catchments

Issued at 11:09 am EDT on Wednesday 13 October 2021 By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor flooding is possible from Thursday evening. Isolated moderate flooding is possible at some locations in the northeast.

A complex low-pressure system is expected to move over Tasmania during Thursday and Friday.

Rain is expected for all of Tasmania, particularly the north and north east on Thursday and over the south on Saturday. The position and movement of the low will affect the timing and distribution of rainfall.

Most catchments are relatively wet.

4 day rainfall totals of 50-90 mm are possible and higher totals of 90-140 mm in the northeast.

River rises are expected with the forecast rainfall and minor to moderate flooding is possible at some locations.

Localised flooding is also possible during Thursday and Friday with isolated storms.

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

South Esk River

Meander River

Macquarie River

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Ringarooma River

North Coastal Rivers

Tamar (Launceston)

Mersey River

Huon River

Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)

Derwent River (Including Ouse and Clyde)

Jordan River

Coal River

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:

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

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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