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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 RIVER BASINS
Issued at 3:52 pm EST on Monday 25 July 2016

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.


A flood watch continues for all northern river basins.

A significant cold front will cross the State during Monday evening, with a
deep low to pass just to the south early on Tuesday. This system will bring
rain to the north and west of the State overnight, before the snow level lowers
again to around 500 metres late in the evening.

Rainfall totals of 15 to 25mm are possible across the north of the State during
Monday evening. There is also snow cover about elevated areas of the State.
With the warmer air ahead of the front, snow melt is likely to increase runoff
and minor flooding may develop in some catchments.

Catchments throughout the State are saturated after significant rainfall.
Strong and dangerous flows are likely to remain a hazard across the north of
the State for the next few days.

A minor flood warning is current for the South Esk River basin. Further
catchment specific flood 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:
Widespread showers overnight Monday.

Next Issue:
The next flood watch will be issued by 10:00AM Tuesday 26 July 2016.

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