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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 North West, North and North East Catchments

Issued at 9:45 am EST on Friday 15 June 2018
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 2

Minor flood warning is current for the North Esk. No flooding is expected for
other northern catchments.

A cold front crossed Tasmania overnight Thursday brought significant rainfall
to the north west, north and north east of the state. To 9 am Friday widespread
rainfall totals of 15-40 mm were recorded in the north.

Many northern catchments are wet after a week of rainfall. Central and eastern
areas are still relatively dry.

Showers will continue during Friday,with an additional 5-10 mm of forecast
rainfall. No significant rainfall is forecast for the weekend.

River rises are occurring as a result of the observed rainfall.

Additional flood warnings will be issued for other catchments if and when
required.

Strong and dangerous flows are possible in small creeks and low-lying areas in
locations that receive heavy rainfall.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

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

Arthur River

Flood warnings have been issued for the following catchments: North Esk

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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