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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.

Final Flood Watch for Huon River Basin

Issued at 8:15 am EST on Monday 16 April 2018
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 2

A series of cold fronts crossed Tasmania over the weekend bringing rainfall to
the Huon River catchment.

In the 48 hours to 9am Monday, widespread rainfall totals of 20-70 mm have been
recorded in the Huon River catchment, with higher totals over 90 mm at Warra
and North Boomerang (Mt Bobs). These totals likely included some snow melt.

Further rainfall totals of 10-15 mm are expected during Monday, with up to 20
mm in the elevated areas.

A minor flood warning has been issued for the Huon River. Strong river rises
are occurring in response to the overnight rainfall and snow melt runoff.

Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard throughout the Huon River catchment
during 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. 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:
This is a final Flood Watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.
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