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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 9:51 am EST on Sunday 21 May 2017

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

The north west part of the state has received widespread 30 to 50mm of rain
since Friday night, with higher totals of around 80mm recorded at Smithton and
Wynard. The north east Highlands have received totals of up to 110mm on
Saturday overnight into Sunday. For the remainder of Sunday showers expected,
mainly over the North West, with totals generally less than 5mm

The rainfall has caused some stream rises in in catchments across the Northern
part of the State. A Minor Flood Warning is current for The South Esk River
around Fingal. For the remainder of the state no flooding is expected.

Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard throughout catchments in the North
West for the next few days.

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/

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