Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - South Esk
Final Flood Warning for the South Esk River
Issued at 4:01 pm EDT on Friday 20 January 2017
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
Flood Warning Number: 2
River levels have risen in the St Pauls River and Upper South Esk throughout
Friday and continued rises are expected Friday evening. However, river levels
are likely to remain below the minor flood level.
In the 24 hours to 3pm Friday, widespread rainfall totals of up to 40mm have
been recorded in the South Esk River catchment. Higher isolated totals up to
109mm have been reported around Gray. Rainfall is easing and is expected to
Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard throughout the South Esk catchment
for the next few days.
St Pauls River:
Although further rises are likely, no flooding is expected in the St Pauls
The St Pauls River at Lewis Hill is currently at 0.18 metres and rising. The St
Pauls River at Lewis Hill is likely to remain below the minor flood level (1.70
m) Friday evening.
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.
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
Meander River at Westwood Bridge, 1.00, Falling, 03:43 PM FRI 20/01/17
Break O'Day River at Killymoon, 0.41, Steady, 01:00 PM FRI 20/01/17
South Esk River at Upper Esk Road Bridge, 0.78, Rising, 11:15 AM FRI 20/01/17
South Esk River at Mathinna, 0.48, Steady, 03:44 PM FRI 20/01/17
South Esk River at Fingal, 1.78, Steady, 03:32 PM FRI 20/01/17
St Pauls River at Lewis Hill, 0.18, Rising, 03:09 PM FRI 20/01/17
St Pauls River above Avoca, 0.61, Steady, 01:15 PM FRI 20/01/17
South Esk River at Llewellyn, 1.44, Steady, 03:30 PM FRI 20/01/17
South Esk River at Perth, 1.36, Steady, 01:00 PM FRI 20/01/17
South Esk River at Longford, 0.45, Falling, 03:31 PM FRI 20/01/17
South Esk River at Trevallyn Pond, 125.22, Steady, 03:30 PM FRI 20/01/17
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 216. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.
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