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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning for TAS

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania
Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT
a Flood Warning.

Initial Flood Watch

Issued at 4:16 pm EST on Friday 17 August 2018
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Areas of minor flooding may develop in catchments in the north west, north,
north east and south of the state from Saturday morning.

Statewide showers are forecast with the cold front crossing the state overnight
Friday into Saturday.

Snowfalls are expected to reach 900 metres Friday evening and lower to 500
metres by Saturday evening.

Most catchments are wet from recent rainfall.

Rainfall totals for overnight Friday into Saturday of 20 to 40 mm are forecast
for the west and north west, 10 to 25 mm are forecast for the north and north
east and 10 to 30 mm are forecast for the South of the state. Isolated higher
totals are possible in elevated areas.

Renewed river level rises are expected with the forecast rain and areas of
minor flooding may develop from Saturday morning.

A minor flood warning is current for the River Derwent.

Further catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

North Esk River

Meander River

Macquarie River

North Coastal Rivers

Mersey River

Forth River

Northwest and Central Coastal Rivers

Arthur River

Huon River

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. For more
information on the Flood Watch Service:
http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

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

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

Flood Safety Advice:
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.

Next issue:
The next Flood Watch will be issued by 11:00 am EST on Saturday 18 August 2018.
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