Source: Bureau of Meteorology

This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.
Initial Flood Watch for Northern Tasmanian catchments

Issued at 10:49 am EST on Saturday 18 September 2021

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Localised minor flooding is possible in some northern river catchments from Sunday afternoon, based on forecast rainfall.

A cold front is forecast to cross Tasmania during Sunday bringing state-wide rainfall, with heaviest falls expected in northern areas.

Catchments are wet from recent rainfall.

In the 24 hours to 9 am Saturday, 5-20 mm of rainfall were recorded across the flood watch area (up to 22 mm at Mt Barrow), with a further 5-15 mm forecast for the remainder of Saturday. Rainfall of 15-25 mm is forecast for Sunday, with isolated higher totals possible in elevated areas.

River rises are expected during Sunday, and minor flooding is possible at some locations from Sunday afternoon based on forecast rainfall.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
North Esk River

Meander River

North Coastal Rivers

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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