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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 3:52 pm EST on Saturday 29 August 2015

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

A flood watch is finalised for all eastern river basins, including the Huon

The influence of a south to southeasterly airstream from a broad area of low
pressure to the east of Tasmania has weakened during Saturday.

Rainfall totals of up to 50mm were observed in the 24 hours to 9:00 am
Saturday. Since then, rainfall totals of up to 15mm were observed up to 3:30 pm
Saturday. Further rainfall totals of 5 to 10mm are still possible for the rest
of Saturday, with isolated higher totals about elevated areas of the eastern
ranges likely.

Observed and forecast rainfall is expected to result in river rises in most
river basins in the east of Tasmania but minor flood levels are not expected to
be reached.

Localised flooding of small creeks and low lying areas may occur in locations
that receive heavy rainfall along the east of the state during the rest of

A Final Flood Warning is current for the Huon River Basin.
Additional catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.

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:
Very high (near 100%) chance of rain, becoming less likely Saturday evening.
Snow falling above 700 metres. Rain heavy at times in the north during Saturday

Next Issue:
No further issues will be made of this Flood Watch product.

For the latest rainfall and river level information see
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