Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 4:13 pm EST on Wednesday 10 July 2019

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 2

Minor Flood Warnings are current for the North Esk and Meander rivers. River rises are expected and minor flooding may also develop in the Derwent (including Ouse), Huon, North West, North and North East catchments from overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

A cold front will cross the north of the State in the next 24 hours, bringing widespread rainfall.

A strong westerly stream will follow from Thursday morning and continue through Friday, bringing persistent showers to the western half of the State.

Some catchments are saturated from recent rainfall and are likely to be highly responsive to further rain.

Widespread totals of 20-40 mm are forecast for Wednesday, with isolated totals of 50-60 mm possible along the Western Tiers and North East Highlands. A further 20 mm is forecast for Thursday.

River rises are expected and minor flooding may develop in catchments as a result of the forecast rainfall.

Further catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

South Esk River
Macquarie River
Ringarooma River
North Coastal Rivers
Tamar (Launceston)
Mersey River
Forth River
Northwest and Central Coastal Rivers
Arthur River
Huon River
Derwent River (including River Ouse)

Flood warnings are current for the following catchments: North Esk River, Meander 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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