Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.

Initial Flood Watch for North West, North and North East Catchments

Issued at 9:54 am EST on Thursday 14 June 2018

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor flooding is likely from overnight Thursday into Friday in some northern catchments.

A cold front will cross Tasmania overnight Thursday into Friday bringing significant rainfall and thunderstorms to the north west, north and north east of the state.

Many northern catchments are wet after a week of antecedent rainfall. Central and eastern areas are still relatively dry.

Widespread two-day rainfall totals of 20-40 mm are forecast, with up to 60 mm possible in elevated areas including the Western Tiers and north east highlands.

River rises are expected as a result of the forecast rainfall. Minor flooding is likely in the North Esk and possible in other catchments.

Strong and dangerous flows are possible in small creeks and low-lying areas in locations that receive heavy rainfall.

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

Forth River

Northwest and Central Coastal Rivers

Arthur 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:

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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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