Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:15 am EST on Wednesday 17 July 2019

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 9

River rises are continuing in North West catchments due to rainfall and snowmelt. Additional rises are expected during Wednesday and Thursday.

Showers will continue in the west during Wednesday, with a cold front crossing the State in the afternoon.

Catchments are saturated and many dams are spilling. Snowmelt may add to runoff.

Rainfall totals of 20-40 mm in the west and south west are forecast for Wednesday, with isolated higher totals up to 50 mm possible in elevated areas. Rapid snowmelt may enhance river rises from Wednesday afternoon.

Minor flood warnings are current for the Huon and Derwent catchments.

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

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Mersey River
Forth River
Northwest and Central Coastal Rivers
Arthur River

Flood warnings are current for the following catchments: Derwent and Huon

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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