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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Huon River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology


Issued at 9:55 am EST on Wednesday 13 May 2015
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Flood Warning Number: 2

The Minor flood warning for the Huon river has been finalised.

River levels throughout the Huon River have peaked below Minor flood levels
overnight and will continue to ease during Wednesday.

Rainfall totals of 20 to 35mm have been recorded in the Huon catchment in the
24 hours to 9AM Wednesday, with snow falling about elevated areas overnight.

Showers are forecast for the west and south of the state during Wednesday, but
significant totals are not expect in the Huon catchment. Snow melt will
maintain high flows in rivers and creeks over the next few days.

Upper Huon River
River levels below Minor flood levels and easing.

Picton River
River levels in the Picton peaked at the Minor flood level overnight Wednesday
and are now easing slowly.

Tahune to Judbury
The Huon River peaked below the Minor flood level at Tahune and Judbury
overnight. River levels throughout the middle reaches will continue to ease
slowly during Wednesday with snow melt expected to maintain strong flows.

Huonville township
Strong flows from the Huon River are expected to increase the high tides again
today, possibly affecting low lying areas around Huonville. River levels will
remain below the Minor flood level.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

FloodSafe advice is available at
Road closure information is available at

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Weather Forecast:
Chance of showers, falling as snow about elevated areas.

Next Issue:
Nor further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Huon Rv at Tahune Bridge 2.38m steady 09:23 AM WED 13/05/15
Huon River at Judbury 2.58m steady 09:29 AM WED 13/05/15
Huon River at Huonville 1.9m falling 09:15 AM WED 13/05/15

For the latest rainfall and river level information see

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