Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:54 pm EST on Wednesday 4 May 2022 By the Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor to moderate flooding is possible from overnight Thursday into Friday.

A low pressure system is expected to bring heavy rain to parts of eastern, central and southern Tasmania from late Thursday through Saturday.

Most catchments are relatively dry, except parts of the north east which are relatively wet from recent rainfall.

Widespread 30-50 mm is forecast from Thursday night and during Friday. Much higher totals are possible in elevated areas and with thunderstorms.

River rises are expected. Minor to moderate flooding may develop from overnight Thursday into Friday.

Significant localised flooding is also expected in areas that receive heavy rainfall.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Furneaux Islands

North Esk River

South Esk River

Macquarie River

East Coastal Rivers (north of Bicheno)

Tamar (Launceston)

Huon River

Channel Coastal Rivers (South East Cape to Gordon)

Derwent River

Jordan River

Coal River

East Coastal Rivers (south of Bicheno)

South East

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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