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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 4:43 pm EST on Friday 30 September 2016

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

A flood watch for all Tasmanian river basins is now finalised.

An area of low pressure over the south of Tasmania will move near the west of
the state this evening. The low will gradually weaken during Saturday before
moving to the south in the evening.

Rainfall has now eased across the east and south of the state with rain
contracting to the northwest.

Moderate flood warnings are current for the South Esk, Macquarie and Jordan
River basins. Minor flood warnings are current for the North Esk, Meander,
Derwent and Huon river basins.

Strong and dangerous flows are likely in small creeks and low lying areas in
locations that have received heavy rainfall throughout the State.

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:
Rain easing during Friday evening and contracting to the northwest.

Next Issue:
This is a final watch, no further flood watches will be issued for this event.

For the latest rainfall and river level information see
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