Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 3:44 pm EST on Friday 26 April 2019

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Additional river rises are expected over the weekend along the Huon River. Minor flooding may develop from late Saturday.

A south-westerly to westerly stream will continue over the next couple of days. Persistent showers will increase during Saturday before easing on Sunday.

In the 24 hours to 3pm Friday, rainfall totals of 10-35 mm have been observed across the Huon catchment. River rises are occurring and higher than usual tides are also being experienced at Huonville.

Rainfall totals of 20-40 mm are forecast for Saturday and 15-25 mm for Sunday. Higher totals are possible for elevated areas.

Additional river rises are expected with forecast rainfall. Minor flooding is possible along the Huon River from late Saturday. Catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.

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

Catchments likely to be affected include:

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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