Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 4:55 pm EST on Tuesday 7 August 2018

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor flooding is possible in some catchments in the north west, north and southern parts of the State from Wednesday onwards.

A cold front will cross the State overnight Tuesday and early Wednesday bringing severe weather and significant rainfall to north, west and southern districts.

Catchments are saturated due to recent persistent rainfall in the north and south of the state.

Expected rainfall totals for the coming 36 hours are 30-50 mm into the west, 15-30 mm in to the north, 20-40 mm into the northeast and 15-20mm into the south.

Widespread river rises are likely as a result of the forecast rainfall. Minor flooding may develop at some locations from Wednesday afternoon.

Localised flooding is possible in small creeks and low lying areas that receive heavy rainfall.

A Minor Flood Warning is current for the North Esk catchment. Further specific warnings will be issued if and when required.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Meander River
Mersey River
Huon 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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