Fairfax Media Network

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 and the Huon River catchment
Issued at 10:12 am EST on Monday 2 May 2016

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

A flood watch continues for all Northern river basins and the Huon river
catchment.

A cold front crossed Tasmania during the weekend bringing strong northwesterly
winds, rain and thunderstorms to most areas.

Rainfall totals in the range of 30mm to 100mm were observed in the last 3 days
to 9AM Monday, mainly in the west and north of the State. Widespread rainfall
totals of 10 to 30mm were observed elsewhere in the same period.

Another cold front is expected to reach the west coast late tonight, and then
cross the state during Tuesday morning.

Further rainfall in the range of 30 to 70mm are likely to occur in the west,
north and Huon catchment overnight Monday and during Tuesday.

River rises have been observed overnight along the Huon River and at some
locations in the Northern River basins. Renewed river rises are expected
overnight Monday and on Tuesday.

Minor flooding may develop in some of the Northern river basins and the Huon
river overnight Monday into Tuesday. Catchment specific warnings will be issued
if and when required.

Flash flooding of small creeks and low lying areas may occur in locations that
receive heavy rainfall throughout the State.

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 rain, most likely during this afternoon and
evening.

Next Issue:
The next flood watch will be issued by 4:00PM EST Monday 2 May 2016.

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

Weather News

Wind-battered SA, TAS and VIC in for further blasts

11:29 EST

On the weekend wild winds battered South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria, toppling trees and bringing down powerlines and there is more of that on the way.

Hottest May night on record for 20 Queensland cities and towns

16:00 EST

Vast areas of Queensland have experienced the hottest May night since records began, some of which stretch back to the 1800s.

Capital city April wrap-up

14:00 EST

For the majority of Australia April was warmer and drier than average.