Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:04 am EST on Monday 19 August 2019

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Flooding is possible in North West, Derwent and Huon catchments from early Tuesday morning, based on forecast rainfall.

A strong westerly to southwesterly flow will persist over Tasmania for the next couple of days, with embedded fronts.

Catchments are generally wet from winter rainfall.

Widespread rainfall totals of 10-40 mm are forecast for Monday. Additional totals of 20-50 mm are forecast for Tuesday, with higher totals up to 80 mm possible in elevated areas.

Showers are expected to continue during Wednesday, with 20-40 mm forecast in the west and far south, before clearing during Thursday.

River rises are expected and flooding is likely at some locations from early Tuesday morning, based on forecast rainfall.

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
Huon River
Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)
Derwent River (including Ouse)

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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