Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 9:11 am EST on Saturday 7 July 2018

By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 5

Minor flooding and river rises are occurring in the North East of Tasmania. Additional river rises are expected during Saturday and minor flooding may develop in the upper South Esk river.

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 72 hours to 9am Saturday, widespread rainfall totals of 10-35 mm were observed in north east areas, with isolated higher totals up to 80 mm. Upper catchment areas are saturated and rivers are rising.

Showers are easing during Saturday morning. No significant totals are expected over the weekend.

Minor Flood Warnings continue for the North Esk and Macquarie Rivers. Additional flood warnings will be issued for other catchments if and when required.

Strong and dangerous flows will remain a hazard over the next few days.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

South Esk 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

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.

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