Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Huon River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Huon River

Issued at 3:42 pm EST on Monday 19 August 2019
By Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart

Flood Warning Number: 1

Minor flooding is likely to develop along the Huon River at Tahune Bridge from
overnight Monday into Tuesday, and extend downstream to Judbury and Huonville
during Tuesday morning, based on forecast rainfall.

In the 24 hours to 9 am Monday 5-20 mm of rainfall was recorded in the Huon
catchment. A further 20-35 mm of rainfall is forecast for the remainder of
Monday and 40-60 mm is forecast for Tuesday, with up to 100 mm possible in
elevated areas.

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

Huon River above Tahune:
Minor flooding is likely along the Huon River above Tahune overnight Monday
into Tuesday.

Picton River:
Strong river rises are likely along the Picton River overnight Monday into
Tuesday.

Huon River - Tahune to Judbury:
Minor flooding is likely along the Huon River - Tahune to Judbury.

The Huon River at Tahune Bridge is likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.00
m) overnight Monday into Tuesday, based on forecast rainfall.

The Huon River at Judbury is likely to exceed the minor flood level (4.00 m)
Tuesday morning, based on forecast rainfall.

Huon River around Huonville:
Minor flooding is likely along the Huon River around Huonville.

The Huon River at Huonville is likely to exceed the minor flood level (3.00 m)
Tuesday morning, based on forecast rainfall.

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 08:00 am EST on Tuesday 20 August 2019.

Latest River Heights:
Huon River at Harrisons Opening, 2.28, Rising, 03:24 PM MON 19/08/19
Huon River at Tahune Bridge, 1.18, Steady, 03:17 PM MON 19/08/19
Huon River at Judbury, 1.27, Steady, 02:00 PM MON 19/08/19
Huon River at Huonville, 1.85, Rising, 03:23 PM MON 19/08/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. 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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