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 the North, North East, North West, East Coast and
Furneaux Islands

Issued at 9:52 am EDT on Sunday 16 December 2018
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 4

This is the final Flood Watch for all river catchments in the North, North
East, North West and East Coast of Tasmania and the Furneaux Islands.

An area of low pressure will move over Tasmania on Sunday morning. The threat
of widespread rain is reduced.

Widespread rainfall totals of 20-40 mm were observed in the north east in the
24 hours to 9am Sunday with isolated higher totals of 80mm at Gray and 58mm at

Showers are forecast for Sunday, along with isolated thunderstorms, possibly
severe, with hail and locally heavy falls.

Localised flash flooding may result from heavy rain and thunderstorms.

A flood warning is current for the South Esk River basin.

This message applies to the following catchments:

Furneaux Islands

North Esk River

South Esk River

Meander River

Macquarie River

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Ringarooma River

North Coastal Rivers

Tamar (Launceston)

Mersey River

Forth River

Northwest and Central Coastal Rivers

East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)

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:

For the latest warnings see
For the latest rainfall and river level information see

For the latest weather forecast see

Flood Safety Advice:
FloodSafe advice is available at
Road closure information is available at

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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