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Weather Warnings - Flood Watch

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

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

FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL NORTHERN, WESTERN AND SOUTHERN RIVER BASINS
Issued at 4:04 pm EST on Tuesday 5 May 2015

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

A flood watch continues for all northern, western and southern river basins of
Tasmania.

Rainfall totals in the range of 20 to 50mm were recorded along the north and
west of Tasmania in the 24 hours to 9am Tuesday with isolated higher totals (up
to 78 mm) in the the Great Western Tiers.

Since 9am Tuesday rainfall totals of up to 30 mm have been recorded, with the
higher totals in the north east of Tasmania.
Showers are forecast for the remainder of Tuesday with rainfall totals of 5 to
10 mm expected particularly in the northern river basins.

A minor flood warning is current for the North Esk River.

Stream rises have been observed in response to the recorded rainfall in the
northern river basins during Tuesday with a small chance of additional areas of
localised minor flooding developing.

Further cold fronts will cross Tasmania on Wednesday and Thursday. Rainfall
totals of 30 - 40mm are possible each day, this time mainly in the west and
south of the state. Again, higher totals are possible about elevated areas.

As rainfall accumulates, southern catchments will become increasingly saturated
and minor flooding is possible in some rivers.

River and stream rises are likely in the Huon river basin from Tuesday evening
and into Wednesday.

Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT
a Flood Warning. Flood warnings will be issued for specific river basins if
required. 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:
Showers in the evening and during Wednesday.

Next Issue:
The next flood watch will be issued by 10:30AM Wednesday 5 May 2015.

For the latest rainfall and river level information see
www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood

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