Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:37 pm EST on Saturday 7 May 2022 By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 4

Minor flooding and areas of local flooding are possible during Saturday and into Sunday.

A broad area of low pressure over Tasmania is expected to continue to bring showers to parts of southern and north eastern Tasmania during Saturday, with possible thunderstorms around coastal areas.

Catchments across south eastern and north eastern Tasmania are wet from recent rainfall.

Widespread rainfall totals of 10-30 mm are forecast for the remainder of Saturday in the flood watch catchments. Higher totals are possible in elevated areas and with thunderstorms.

River rises are likely. Minor flooding may develop overnight Saturday and into Sunday.

Localised flooding is also possible in areas that receive the heavier rainfall.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

North Esk River

Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)

East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)

South East

Flood Warnings are now current for: Huon River and South Esk 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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