Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for TAS
Severe Weather Warning
for heavy rainfall
for people in the Midlands and East Coast forecast districts.
Issued at 4:03 am EST on Thursday 15 September 2016.
A rain band over Tasmania is bringing heavy rain to parts of eastern Tasmania
today. A low near the east of Tasmania will move slowly away to the east during
the afternoon, with rain easing in the afternoon then mostly clearing by early
HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast for parts of the East
Coast and Midlands forecast districts.
24 hour totals of 30mm to 60mm are expected, with higher totals of 80mm to
120mm possible about elevated areas and between Bicheno and Orford.
Thunderstorms and heavy rain which may lead to FLASH FLOODING are forecast for
the East Coast forecast district and parts of the Midlands forecast district.
Current totals since 9am include 55mm at Gray, 48mm Mt Victoria, 37mm St Helens
and 34mm at Friendly Beaches.
The State Emergency Service and Tasmania Police advise that people should:
- Supervise children closely
- Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings
- Manage pets and livestock
- Be prepared in case of power outages
- Clear drains and gutters on premises prior to severe weather arriving
- Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters
- Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice
For flood and storm emergency assistance, contact the SES on 132 500
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am EST Thursday.
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's
website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 216. The Bureau and State Emergency
Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.
Wet weather sees Mount Todd gold mine owned by Vista Gold discharging contaminated water into Edith River
A gold mine north of Katherine has started deliberately discharging contaminated water into a river due to the heavy rainfall in the area.
Aircraft companies are flat out dropping off food and supplies to Northern Territory communities stranded by continuing wet weather.
The Katherine River is set to flood as an active monsoon trough causes heavy rains and squally showers across the Northern Territory, registering the wettest day in five years.