Severe Weather Warning - Conditions Update

Latest updates from them BoM earlier today indicates that Coastal areas will experience abnormally high tides again this afternoon.

Coastal areas will experience abnormally high tides again this afternoon.

Multiple cold fronts will cross Tasmania this week, with Thursday's cold front expected to stall over the north east. 

In the 24 hours to 9am Wednesday widespread rainfall totals of  5-15mm in the, North East, 15-20 mm in the North West.

Highest rainfall totals are expected Wednesday afternoon into Thursday. 

Please refer to the attached severe Weather Warning and Talking Points.

Extending into the evening tonight, we can expect winds averaging 60/70 km/h, with gusts to 100 km/h across the west of Tasmania this afternoon.

Gusts exceeding 100km/h are possible at exposed coastal locations and elevated areas. 

A Flood Watch for North West, North and North East, Derwent and Huon catchments remains in place.

Most catchments are wet from recent rainfall.

Rainfall totals for Wednesday and Thursday are expected to exceed 100 mm in the west, north west, parts of the central plateau, along the Western Tiers, north and north east catchments. 

Snow is expected to fall above 600 metres this evening.

Widespread river rises are expected as a result of the forecast rainfall.

Minor flooding is likely to develop at a number of locations. 

Moderate flooding is possible during Thursday. 

Localised flooding is possible in small creeks and low-lying areas that receive heavy rainfall.
River rises are occurring as a result of  yesterday's rainfall and additional areas of minor flooding are likely to develop with the forecast rainfall.

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

Catchments likely to be affected include:

   Mersey River 

   Forth River 

   Northwest and Central Coastal Rivers 

   Arthur River 

 
Note: A 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.

The next Flood Watch will be issued by 04:00 pm EST on Wednesday 18 July 2018.

Waratah Wynyard Council
21 Saunders Street : PO Box 168, Wynyard TAS 7325
Phone (03) 6443 8333 : Fax (03) 6443 8383 : Email: council@warwyn.tas.gov.au
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