Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:35 am EST on Friday 6 July 2018

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 4

Minor flooding is occurring in the North Esk and Macquarie catchments and with the forecast rainfall additional areas of minor flooding may develop in the North East catchments during Friday and into the weekend.

A vigorous cold front front will cross Tasmania on Saturday morning, bringing a colder southwesterly stream which will continue throughout Sunday and Monday

In the 24 hours to 9am Friday, widespread rainfall totals of 10-35 mm were observed in the north east of the State. Upper catchment areas are relatively wet.

Rainfall totals of 5-15 mm are expected across the north east catchments of Tasmania through to Saturday.

Minor Flood Warnings have been issued for the North Esk and Macquarie Rivers. 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:
North Esk River

South Esk River

Macquarie River

Ringarooma River

North Coastal Rivers

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

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

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