Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:49 am EST on Saturday 12 June 2021

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 6

Minor to moderate flooding occurring in the northeast of Tasmania during Saturday.

A complex low pressure system continues to bring persistent rain to eastern Tasmania.

Most catchments in the flood watch area are wet from recent rainfall.

In the 24 hours to 9am Saturday, widespread rainfall totals of 20-50 mm were recorded along eastern Tasmania (47 mm at St Patrick's Head in the northeast; 50 mm at kunanyi/Mt Wellington in the southeast).

Further rainfall forecast for the remainder of Saturday: 2- 5 mm in the northeast; 5-10 mm in the southeast and 5-25 mm in the far south, with higher totals possible in far south coastal areas.

River levels are elevated. Minor to moderate flooding is currently occurring at some locations during Saturday. Localised flooding is also possible in areas with high observed and forecast rainfall.

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

Catchments likely to be affected include:

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)
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

Moderate flood warnings are current for the South Esk and Macquarie Rivers and a minor flood warning is current for the Jordan River. A final flood warning has been issued for the North Esk 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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