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Weather Warnings - Flood Watch

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT
a Flood Warning.

Issued at 9:47 am EST on Friday 24 June 2016

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

A flood watch for all northern river basins of Tasmania is now finalised.

River rises have been observed in northern catchments on Thursday and Friday.

Up to 83mm of rainfall was observed in the 48 hours to 9am Friday as a cold
front and trough crossed the state. No further significant rainfall is expected
on Friday.

A moderate flood warning for the South Esk River and minor flood warnings for
the North Esk, Macquarie and Jordan River are current.

Strong and dangerous flows will remain a hazard in small streams and creeks
along the north of the State during Friday and the weekend.

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.

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.

Weather Forecast:
Partly cloudy Friday. Medium (40%-70%) chance of showers, most likely in the
late morning and afternoon. Snow possible above 400-600 metres. Chance of a
thunderstorm in the west during the morning and afternoon with possible hail.

Next Issue:
No further Flood Watches will be issued for this rainfall event.

For the latest rainfall and river level information see
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