Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:34 am EST on Thursday 10 June 2021

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 4

Minor to moderate flooding is possible from Thursday evening.

A near stationary low pressure system to the northeast of Tasmania will bring persistent rainfall to eastern parts.

Most catchments in the east, southeast and central areas are still relatively dry. Other areas are relatively wet from recent rainfall.

In the 24 hours to 9am Thursday, widespread rainfall totals of 5-15 mm were recorded, with isolated higher totals in northeast elevated areas, including 50 mm at St Patricks Head.

Forecast 3-day rainfall totals (Thursday to Saturday) for eastern parts of Tasmania are 20-40 mm widespread, 50-70 mm northeast and around 120 mm northeast coastal ranges.

Strong river rises are expected in response to forecast rainfall. Minor to moderate flooding may develop at some locations from Thursday evening. Localised flooding is also possible in areas that receive heavy rainfall during Thursday and Friday.

Catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.

Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard over the next couple of days.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Furneaux Islands
North Esk River
South Esk River
Macquarie River
East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)
Ringarooma River
North Coastal Rivers
Tamar (Launceston)
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: 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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