Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Huon River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the Huon River

Issued at 9:22 am EST on Friday 20 July 2018
By Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Flood Warning Number: 4

Renewed river level rises are possible during Friday. Minor flooding may occur
along the Huon River at Tahune Friday evening.

Since 9am Thursday rainfall totals of less than 5 - 20 mm have been observed in
the Huon River catchment.

Precipitation totals of 20-30 mm are forecast for Friday and overnight in to
Saturday with the snow line down to 600m.

Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next couple of days.

Huon River above Tahune:
Minor flooding is occurring in the upper Huon River. Water levels around
Harrisons Opening peaked around 5.8 m Thursday morning. Renewed river rises are
possible Friday afternoon.

Picton River:
High river levels are expected in the Picton River during Friday.

Huon River - Tahune to Judbury:
Renewed river level rises are possible and minor flooding may occur along the
Huon River - Tahune to Judbury.

The Huon River at Tahune Bridge peaked at 4.85 metres around 10:00 am Thursday
19 July. The Huon River at Tahune Bridge may reach the minor flood level (4.00
m) Friday evening.

The Huon River at Judbury peaked at 4.60 metres around 09:12 am Friday 20 July.
Renewed rises are expected along the Huon River at Judbury, but river levels
are expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Friday.

Huon River around Huonville:
Renewed river level rises are possible along the Huon River around Huonville
however river levels are expected to remain below the minor flood level.

The Huon River at Huonville peaked at 3.10 metres around 09:15 am Friday 20
July. The Huon River at Huonville is likely to remain around below minor Friday
afternoon.

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.

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 03:30 pm EST on Friday 20 July 2018.

Latest River Heights:
Huon River at Harrisons Opening, 3.15, Falling, 09:11 AM FRI 20/07/18
Huon River at Tahune Bridge, 2.43, Steady, 09:11 AM FRI 20/07/18
Huon River at Judbury, 2.51, Steady, 08:00 AM FRI 20/07/18
Huon River at Huonville, 1.95, Falling, 08:36 AM FRI 20/07/18

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 216. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.

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