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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Huon River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Huon River

Issued at 2:50 pm EST on Wednesday 27 July 2016
By Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Flood Warning Number: 1

Minor flooding may develop in the middle reaches of the Huon River about Tahune
Bridge during Thursday morning in response to forecast rainfall.

Widespread rainfall totals of 10 to 25 mm are expected in the Huon catchment
over the next 24 hours, with higher totals possible about elevated areas. Snow
melt is expected to increase runoff.

Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard throughout the Huon catchment for
the next few days.

Huon River above Tahune:
River rises are expected in the upper reaches of the Huon catchment during

Picton River:
River rises are expected in the Picton River during Thursday.

Huon River - Tahune to Judbury:
Minor flooding is likely along the Huon River - Tahune to Judbury.

The Huon River at Tahune Bridge is likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.00
m) early Thursday morning. The river level may peak between 4.30 and 4.60
metres Thursday morning.

The Huon River at Judbury may peak between 3.90 and 4.20 metres Thursday

Huon River around Huonville:
Minor flooding may occur along the Huon River around Huonville.

The Huon River at Huonville may peak between 2.90 and 3.20 metres Thursday
afternoon. The timing and magnitude of this peak will be affected by high tides.

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.

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 10:30 am EST on Thursday 28 July 2016.

Latest River Heights:
Picton River above Farmhouse Creek, 2.10, Rising, 02:28 PM WED 27/07/16
Huon River at Tahune Bridge, 2.18, Falling, 02:13 PM WED 27/07/16
Huon River at Judbury, 2.55, Falling, 02:00 PM WED 27/07/16
Huon River at Huonville, 2.40, Rising, 02:32 PM WED 27/07/16

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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