Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Huon River
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
CANCELLATION OF WARNING
MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE HUON RIVER
Issued at 9:58 am EDT on Saturday 26 October 2013
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart
Flood Warning Number: 2
Cancellation of minor flood warning for the Huon River.
High stream levels and areas of minor flooding have been observed in the upper
reaches of the Huon River and along the Picton River. Stream levels are now
Rainfall totals recorded to 9AM Saturday ranged from 10 to 52 mm. The highest
rainfall total recorded was 52 mm at Warra. Further falls of 5 mm to 10 mm
expected with higher totals of up to 15mm possible in the upper Huon.
High stream levels and areas of minor flooding to continue in the Huon
catchment for the remainder of Saturday.
Upper Huon River
At Harrisons Opening minor flooding occurred overnight and the river is now
falling. Later today there is the potential for a small rise due to the
additional forecast rainfall. High stream levels and areas of minor flooding to
continue around and downstream of Harrisons Opening for the remainder of
The Picton River just upstream of the junction with Farmhouse Creek peaked
overnight around the minor flood level (3.0 metres) and has been slowly
dropping. Further flooding is unlikely.
Tahune to Judbury
The Huon River at Tahune Bridge peaked around the minor flood level (4.0
metres) Friday evening. With additional rainfall, river levels may remain
steady until Sunday evening after which they will fall.
For the Huon River at Judbury, data is unavailable but based on upstream
patterns, the river is expected to remain steady or fall throughout Saturday.
At Huonville, the Huon River peaked early Saturday morning at 2.6 metres (below
minor). There is potential for a further rise later Saturday but the river is
expected to remain below flood level.
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.
Cloudy. Showers, becoming less widespread in the late afternoon. Showers
falling as snow at times to 800 metres.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
HUON RIVER AT HARRISONS OPENING 3.42m falling 09:15 AM SAT 26/10/13
Huon Rv at Tahune Bridge 2.8m falling 08:56 AM SAT 26/10/13
Huon River at Judbury N
Huon River at Huonville 2.15m falling 09:07 AM SAT 26/10/13
For the latest rainfall and river level information see