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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.

FINAL FLOOD WATCH FOR EASTERN RIVER BASINS
Issued at 3:59 pm EDT on Wednesday 23 November 2016

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

A flood watch for all eastern river basins has been finalised.

A trough of low pressure will persist over Bass Strait while a low weakens to
the northeast, and a ridge extends to the south. A moist and cooler
southeasterly flow will persist today. This system will bring showers to the
east of the State during Wednesday.

In the 24 hours to 9 am Wednesday, rainfall totals of 15 to 30 mm were reported
in the south east of the State. Since 9 am a further 10 to 15 mm has generally
been observed about the north east coast, with the highest total of 44 mm at
Gray in the north east.

Rain is starting to ease, with a further 5 to 10 mm are possible about the
north east of the State for the remainder of Wednesday.

Minor flooding may develop in some catchments in the east of the State from
late Wednesday onwards. Minor flood warnings are current for the South Esk and
Macquarie rivers. Further catchment specific warnings will be issued if and
when required.

Strong and dangerous flows are possible in small creeks and low lying areas in
locations that received heavy rainfall in the east of the State during
Wednesday.


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 flood watches will be issued for this event.

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