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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

RENEWED WARNING

MODERATE FLOOD WARNING FOR THE NORTH ESK RIVER BASIN
Issued at 4:36 pm EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Flood Warning Number: 9

Renewed rises will occur throughout the North Esk catchment overnight Wednesday
and into Thursday with Moderate flood levels expected to redevelop about Corra
Linn early Thursday morning. Minor flooding to continue in the North Esk and St
Patrick River.

Rainfall totals in the order of 20 to 30mm were observed in the 24 hours to 9AM
Wednesday. Since 9AM rainfall totals of less than 10mm have been recorded.

An additional 40 mm of rainfall is expected overnight Wednesday into Thursday,
with higher totals possible about elevated areas.

Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next few days across the
whole North Esk catchment, mainly where river and stream levels are high.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:
Based on observed and forecast rainfall, the following river peak heights are
predicted:

North Esk River at Corra Linn 3.9 - 4.2m (MODERATE), early Thursday morning,
31/07/2014

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.

Weather Forecast:
Showers continuing during Wednesday and into Thursday.

Next Issue:
By 8:00PM EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Latest River Heights:
ST. PATRICKS RIVER AT NUNAMARA OFFTAKE 1.4m rising 04:32 PM WED 30/07/14
North Esk River at Ballroom 2.06m falling 03:45 PM WED 30/07/14
North Esk River at Corra Linn 2.94m rising 04:25 PM WED 30/07/14

For the latest rainfall and river level information see
www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood/
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT
a Flood Warning.

FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL NORTHERN RIVER BASINS
Issued at 4:16 pm EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014
By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

A Flood Watch continues for all northern river basins.

Active cold fronts will cross the State again today and tomorrow bringing
additional moderate to locally heavy rainfall about the west and north of
Tasmania.

Rainfall totals in the range of 20 to 65mm were observed in the 24 hours up to
9AM Wednesday. Since 9AM further widespread rainfall totals of 10 to 20mm have
been recorded across much of the state with isolated higher totals of up to
35mm recorded in elevated areas of the Huon catchment. Additional falls of 20
to 60mm are likely to occur in the next 24 hours along the West and North of
the State.

Catchments are saturated and significant stream and river rises have been
observed during Tuesday along the north and west of the State and in the Huon
River. Renewed river rises and localised flooding is likely to occur during
today and on Thursday.

Moderate flood warnings are current for the North Esk and South Esk River
basins. Minor flood warnings are current for the Huon and lower Meander Rivers.

Additional catchment specific warnings will be issued if and when required.

Note: The Bureau of Meteorology does not provide a flood warning service for
all catchments covered by this flood watch.

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.

Weather Forecast:
Showers, possible isolated thunderstorms.

Next Issue:
The next flood watch will be issued by 10:00am EST on Thursday 31 July 2014.

For the latest rainfall and river level information see
www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood
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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania
Issued at 4:07 pm EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 31 July 2014.

Wind Warnings for Wednesday 30 July
Gale Warning for the following areas:
Far North West Coast, Central North Coast, Banks Strait and Franklin Sound,
East of Flinders Island, Upper East Coast, South East Coast, South West Coast
and Central West Coast
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay, Channel and
Lower East Coast
Small Craft Alert for the following areas:
Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes

Wind Warnings for Thursday 31 July
Storm Force Wind Warning for the following area:
South West Coast
Gale Warning for the following areas:
Far North West Coast, Central North Coast, Banks Strait and Franklin Sound,
East of Flinders Island, Upper East Coast, Lower East Coast, South East Coast
and Central West Coast
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay and Channel
Small Craft Alert for the following areas:
Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 5:00 am EST Thursday.

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Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast for
information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.
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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds and heavy rain
for people in the King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central
North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper
Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.

Issued at 3:47 pm EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014.

For all of Tasmania

Weather Situation
A cold front approaching Tasmania from the west will cross the state during
Thursday. An intense low pressure system will pass to the south of the state on
Thursday night.

Damaging west to northwest winds of 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h
are forecast for all of Tasmania this evening and overnight. Localised gusts
may reach 110km/h about the west overnight and the north during Thursday.
Damaging winds are expected to contract to the northeast and Furneaux Islands
during Thursday and may return to the west and far south on Thursday evening.
Wet ground due to recent heavy rain may make trees fall more easily in gusty
conditions.

Heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding is forecast for the North West
Coast, Central North, North East and Central Plateau forecast districts during
Thursday.

Over the last 3 hours, wind gusts of 90 to 115km/h have been recorded at
exposed parts of the west and far south, and a gust of 93km/h was recorded at
Friendly Beaches.

The State Emergency Service and Tasmania Police advise that people should:
- Supervise children closely
- Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment
- 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
- Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving
- 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 5:00 pm EST Wednesday.

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.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Bush Walkers Weather Alert
for the Western and Central Plateau forecast districts.

Issued at 3:01 pm EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014.

Bush walkers are advised that snow as low as 500 metres is expected during
Thursday. These hazardous conditions are expected to occur in parts of the
Western and Central Plateau forecast districts.

The next warning will be issued by 11:00 pm EST Wednesday.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Warning to Sheep Graziers
for the King Island, North West Coast, Midlands, Central North, Upper Derwent
Valley, South East, Furneaux Islands, East Coast and North East forecast
districts.

Issued at 3:01 pm EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014.

Sheep Graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong
northwesterly winds are expected during Wednesday and Thursday. Areas likely to
be affected include the Central North, Upper Derwent Valley, North West Coast
and North East forecast districts and parts of the Midlands, South East,
Furneaux Islands, East Coast and King Island forecast districts. There is a
high risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

The next warning will be issued by 11:00 pm EST Wednesday.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

INITIAL WARNING

MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE HUON RIVER
Issued at 2:17 pm EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Flood Warning Number: 1

Minor flooding is expected to develop in the middle reaches of the Huon River
about Tahune bridge during Wednesday evening, extending into the lower reaches
about Judbury and Huonville early Thursday morning.

Localised flooding in creeks and low lying areas is possible later today and
during Thursday.

Rainfall totals of 20 to 35mm have been recorded about elevated areas of the
catchment in the 24 hours to 9AM Wednesday, with additional 20 mm observed
since 9AM.

Further rainfall between 30 to 60mm is forecast for the remainder of Wednesday
and on Thursday morning.

Upper Huon River
Renewed strong river rises above minor flood levels are expected to occur in
the upper reaches of the Huon this afternoon and overnight tonight. River
levels will remain high during Thursday and Friday.

Picton River
Renewed strong river rises above minor flood levels are expected to occur in
the Picton River this afternoon and overnight. River levels will remain high
during Thursday and Friday.

Tahune to Judbury
Minor flooding is expected to develop in the middle reaches of the Huon River
about Tahune bridge during Wednesday evening. The river level is expected to
peak around 5 metres overnight Wednesday.

Minor flooding will develop about Judbury overnight Wednesday, with a expected
peak around 5.2 metres late Thursday morning.

Huonville township
The river level is expected to exceed the minor flood level (3.0 metres) at
Huonville early Thursday morning, and peak around 3.4 metres midday Thursday.
High tide levels at Huonville may increase the expected peak height.

Localised flooding in adjacent creeks and surrounding low lying areas is
possible later today and during Thursday.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:
Based on observed and forecast rainfall the following river heights are
predicted:

Huon River at Tahune 4.7 - 5.1 metres (MINOR) overnight Wednesday 30/07/2014
Huon River at Judbury 4.8 - 5.2 metres (MINOR) early Wednesday morning
31/07/2014
Huon River at Huonville 3.2 - 3.5 metres (MINOR) midday Thursday 31/07/2014

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.

Weather Forecast:
Showers.

Next Issue:
By 7PM on 30 July 2014

Latest River Heights:
HUON RIVER AT HARRISONS OPENING 2.8m rising 01:02 PM WED 30/07/14
Huon River at Judbury 2.3m falling 01:20 PM WED 30/07/14
Huon River at Huonville 2.2m falling 01:18 PM WED 30/07/14

For the latest rainfall and river level information see
www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

RENEWED WARNING

MODERATE FLOOD WARNING FOR THE SOUTH ESK RIVER
Issued at 2:03 pm EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Warning Number: 7

Moderate flooding is expected to continue in the upper reaches of the South Esk
River about Fingal during Wednesday afternoon, with Minor flooding to develop
in the middle reaches during Thursday.

Some showers have fallen about the catchment during Wednesday morning, with
rainfall totals less than 10mm being recorded since 9AM. A further 20 to 40mm
is expected to occur during Wednesday into Thursday, with higher totals
possible about elevated areas.

Renewed river rises are possible overnight today and tomorrow in the Upper
South Esk and the Nile River.

Above Fingal
Strong river rises have been observed in the upper reaches of the South Esk
River above Fingal. Minor flooding is expected to continue during Wednesday,
with forecast rainfall likely to result in renewed rises overnight.

River rises remaining below the Minor flood level are expected in the Break
O'Day river during Wednesday.

St Pauls River
River levels in the St Pauls catchment are expected to remain below the Minor
flood level.

Fingal to Llewellyn
The South Esk River exceeded the moderate flood level (5.0 metres) at Fingal
early this morning and is currently nearing the expected peak. Further rainfall
forecast for Wednesday likely to result in renewed rises during Thursday.

The South Esk at Llewellyn is expected to exceed the Minor Flood Level (4.0
metres) early Thursday morning and peak around midday Thursday as the main
flood peak moves downstream. Renewed rises are possible during Friday.

Nile River
The Nile River at Deddington is below the Minor Flood Level and easing. Renewed
rises are likely in response to forecast rain.

Llewellyn to Perth
Minor flooding to extend into the lower reaches of the South Esk about Perth
late Thursday evening, with a peak Friday morning.

Perth to Trevallyn Dam
River levels to remain below the minor flood levels on Wednesday.

Due to heavy rain in the Meander, Macquarie and South Esk catchments, Trevallyn
Dam is forecast to spill. Additional water will be released down the Cataract
Gorge from midday Wednesday.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:
Based on observed and forecast rainfall the following river peak heights are
predicted:

South Esk at Llewellyn 4.0 - 4.3m (MINOR), midday Thursday 31/07/2014
South Esk at Perth 4.2 - 4.4m (MINOR), Friday morning 01/07/2014

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.

Weather Forecast:
Showers.

Next Issue:
By 5:00 PM on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Latest River Heights:
Break O'Day River at Killymoon 0.78m steady 12:00 PM WED 30/07/14
SOUTH ESK RV AT UPPER ESK ROAD BRIDGE 1.29m steady 12:15 PM WED 30/07/14
SOUTH ESK RIVER AT MATHINNA 1.6m falling 12:50 PM WED 30/07/14
South Esk River at Fingal 5.38m falling 01:39 PM WED 30/07/14
St. Pauls River at Lewis Hill 0.55m rising 12:52 AM WED 30/07/14
St. Pauls River above Avoca 0.77m steady 12:15 PM WED 30/07/14
South Esk River at Llewellyn 2.15m steady 12:00 PM WED 30/07/14
South Esk River at Perth 3.22m steady 01:36 PM WED 30/07/14
South Esk River at Longford 1.4m rising 01:39 PM WED 30/07/14
South Esk River at Trevallyn Dam 124.81m rising 01:00 PM WED 30/07/14

For the latest rainfall and river level information see
www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood/
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

RENEWED WARNING

MINOR FLOOD WARNING FOR THE LOWER MEANDER RIVER BASIN
Issued at 9:08 am EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Warning Number: 3

Minor flooding is expected to develop in the lower reaches of the Meander River
about Strathbridge and Westwood Bridge overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

Rainfall totals up to 11mm were observed in the Meander catchment since 9AM
Tuesday. For the remainder of Wednesday and into Thursday, further rainfall
totals of up to 30mm are expected.

Above Deloraine
The Meander River at Meander is expected to peak below the Minor Flood Level
(2.0 metres). With the forecast rainfall renewed rises are likely however the
river is expected to remain below the minor flood level.

Deloraine to Strathbridge
The Meander River at Deloraine township is expected to peak below the minor
flood level (2.0 metres) during Wednesday. With the forecast rainfall renewed
rises are likely however the river is expected to remain below the minor flood
level.

Below Strathbridge
The Meander River at Strathbridge is currently peaking below the Minor Flood
Level (5.0 metres). With the forecast rainfall minor flooding is expected to
develop at Strathbridge and Westwood bridge overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:
Based on observed and forecast rainfall, the following river peak heights are
predicted:

Meander River at Strathbridge 5.0 - 5.5 metres (MINOR) Thursday afternoon
31/07/2014

Meander River at Westwood Bridge 3.9 - 4.1 metres (MINOR) Thursday evening
31/07/2014

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.

Weather Forecast:
Showers.

Next Issue:
By 5:00PM EST on 30 July 2014

Latest River Heights:
Meander River at Meander 1.17m steady 03:30 PM TUE 29/07/14
MEANDER RIVER AT DELORAINE RAILWAY BRIDGE 1.47m steady 08:05 AM WED 30/07/14
Meander River at Strathbridge 4.57m rising 08:00 AM WED 30/07/14
Meander River at Westwood Bridge 2.92m rising 08:41 AM WED 30/07/14
LIFFEY RIVER UPSTREAM WEST CHANNEL 1.94m falling 08:00 AM WED 30/07/14
LIFFEY RIVER AT CARRICK 1.38m steady 08:00 AM WED 30/07/14

For the latest rainfall and river level information see www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood

 
     
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