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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 10:23 am EDT on Sunday 23 October 2016

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

This the final flood watch for Northern and Central river basins, the River
Derwent and the Huon River for this event.

For the 24 hours to 9am Sunday the highest rainfall recorded was at 13.8 mm at
Gowan Brae. Elsewhere widespread falls of up to 10mm have been recorded across
Tasmania. Showers are forecast for the rest of Sunday.

River rises have been observed in catchments in the Northern, Central and
Southern river basins. Minor flood warnings have been issued for the Macquarie
and Derwent Rivers. Rainfall is now easing and flooding is not expected to
develop in other catchments.

The Bureau is monitoring the situation and will issue catchment specific
warnings if required.

Strong and dangerous flows are likely to remain a hazard in all catchments
during Sunday.

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:
For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/

Next Issue:
No further updates will be issued for this event.

For the latest rainfall and river level information see
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