Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:29 pm EDT on Thursday 28 October 2021 By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 2

Flood warnings continuing for Macquarie, South Esk, Meander and Jordan rivers with renewed rises expected. Minor to moderate flooding is likely in flood watch catchments from Friday morning.

A low pressure system forming over western Victoria overnight Thursday will move to the northeastern Tasmania on Friday morning, bringing widespread rainfall statewide. Thunderstorms are also likely.

Catchments are wet and will be responsive to the forecast rainfall.

From midday Thursday to end of Friday, rainfall totals of 20-40 mm statewide are forecast, with potential for locally heavier falls of 40-60 mm with thunderstorms.

Minor to moderate flooding is possible from Friday morning.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

North Esk River

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Ringarooma River

North Coastal Rivers

Tamar (Launceston)

Mersey River

Huon River

Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)

Derwent River (including Ouse and Clyde rivers)

Coal River

East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)

South East

Minor flood warnings are current for the following rivers: Macquarie River, South Esk River, Meander River and Jordan River

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:

For the latest warnings see For the latest rainfall and river level information see

For the latest weather forecast see

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For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

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