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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 4:01 pm EST on Thursday 19 May 2016

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

A flood watch for the Huon river and all western river basins is now finalised.

River rises have been observed along the Huon river and in some western rivers
on Thursday.

River levels in the Huon River are likely to peak below their minor flood
levels overnight Thursday.

A vigorous cold front crossed Tasmania overnight Wednesday into Thursday.
Rainfall totals in the range of 20 to 50 mm were observed in the 24 hours to
9AM Thursday in the western river basins and the Huon river. Additional 5mm to
15mm have been reported since 9AM Thursday.

Further falls in the range of 5mm to 15mm are still likely for the rest of
Thursday into Friday.

Localised minor flooding of small creeks and low lying areas around the main
rivers may still occur on Thursday into Friday.

Strong flows and high river levels are expected to continue over the next few
days in the Huon river and the western river basins.

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:
Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers for the rest of Thursday.
High (80%) chance of showers early Friday morning.

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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