Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - South Esk

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning For The South Esk River
Issued at 04:00 PM EST on Saturday 19 June 2021
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
Flood Watch Number: 19

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT FINGAL AND LLEWELLYN AND LIKELY TO DEVELOP AT PERTH
Minor flooding is occurring along the South Esk River about Llewellyn and Fingal. Minor flooding may develop around Perth on Sunday.
Since 9:00 am Saturday, no significant rainfall totals were recorded in the South Esk River catchment. No further significant rainfall is forecast for the remainder of the weekend.
Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the coming days.

Break O'Day River:
River levels are elevated along the Break O'Day River.
South Esk River above Fingal:
River levels are elevated along the upper South Esk River above Fingal.
St Pauls River:
High river levels are occurring along the St Pauls River.
Automatic water level data are not currently available at Lewis Hill. Indications are that the river may have fallen below the minor flood level (1.7 m) during Saturday morning.

South Esk River - Fingal to Llewellyn:
Minor flooding is occurring along the South Esk River - Fingal to Llewellyn.
The South Esk River at Fingal peaked at 5.38 metres around 04:30 pm Friday 18 June and is currently at 4.65 metres and falling.
The South Esk River at Fingal may fall below the minor flood level (4.00 m) Sunday morning.

The South Esk River at Llewellyn peaked at 5.10 metres around 07:00 am Saturday 19 June and is currently at 4.89 metres and falling.
The South Esk River at Llewellyn may fall below the minor flood level (4.00 m) Sunday afternoon.

Nile River:
River levels are elevated along the Nile River.
South Esk River - Llewellyn to Perth:
Minor flooding is likely along the South Esk River - Llewellyn to Perth.
The South Esk at Perth is currently at 3.16 metres and steady.
The South Esk at Perth is likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.30 m) overnight Saturday into Sunday. The river level may peak near 4.60 metres Sunday morning.

South Esk River - Perth to Longford:
Renewed river rises and areas of minor flooding are expected along the South Esk River - Perth to Longford.
Flooding is likely to extend into lower Meander River around Westwood Bridge due to floodwater from the South Esk.
The South Esk River at Longford is currently at 1.62 metres and steady.
The South Esk River at Longford may reach the minor flood level (3.50 m) Sunday afternoon.

South Esk River around Hadspen and Lake Trevallyn:
Minor flooding may occur along the South Esk River around Hadspen and Lake Trevallyn.
The South Esk River at Trevallyn Pond is currently at 127.13 metres and steady.
The South Esk River at Trevallyn Pond may reach the minor flood level (128.20 m) overnight Sunday into Monday.

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 warning will be issued by 11:00 am EST on Sunday 20 June 2021.

Latest River Heights:
Break O'Day River at Killymoon,1.16,Steady,02:15 PM SAT 19/06/21
South Esk River at Upper Esk Road Bridge,0.93,Steady,01:45 PM SAT 19/06/21
South Esk River at Fingal,4.65,Falling,02:57 PM SAT 19/06/21
St Pauls River above Avoca,2.48,Steady,02:00 PM SAT 19/06/21
South Esk River at Llewellyn,4.89,Falling,03:15 PM SAT 19/06/21
South Esk River at Perth,3.16,Steady,02:00 PM SAT 19/06/21
South Esk River at Longford,1.63,Steady,02:58 PM SAT 19/06/21
South Esk River at Trevallyn Pond,127.13,Steady,03:00 PM SAT 19/06/21

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.
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