Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - South Esk

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Moderate Flood Warning For The South Esk River
Issued at 03:24 PM EST on Monday 15 August 2022
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
Flood Watch Number: 6

MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AT LEWIS HILL, FINGAL AND LLEWELLYN
MINOR FLOODING LIKELY AT PERTH DURING TUESDAY
Moderate flooding is occurring along the St Pauls River at Lewis Hill and South Esk River at Fingal and Llewellyn. Minor flooding is likely at Perth during Tuesday.
In the 24 hours to 2:00 pm Monday, rainfall totals of 10-70 mm were observed across the South Esk River catchment.
Rainfall totals up to 5 mm are forecast for the South Esk River catchment for the remainder of Monday.
Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard over the next few days.

Break O'Day River:
River levels are easing along the Break O'Day River.
South Esk River above Fingal:
River levels are easing along the South Esk River above Fingal.
St Pauls River:
Moderate flooding is occurring along the St Pauls River.
The St Pauls River at Lewis Hill peaked at 3.23 metres around 11:00 pm Sunday 14 August and is currently at 2.75 metres and steady, with moderate flooding.
The St Pauls River at Lewis Hill is likely to remain above the moderate flood level (2.60 m) during Monday. The river level is likely to fall below the moderate flood level (2.60 m) overnight Monday into Tuesday.

South Esk River - Fingal to Llewellyn:
Moderate flooding is occurring along the South Esk River - Fingal to Llewellyn.
The South Esk River at Fingal peaked at 6.33 metres around 11:00 am Monday 15 August and is currently at 6.28 metres and falling, with moderate flooding.
The South Esk River at Fingal is expected to remain above the moderate flood level for the remainder of Monday into Tuesday.

The South Esk River at Llewellyn is currently peaking around 7.67 metres, with moderate flooding.
The South Esk River at Llewellyn is expected to remain above the moderate flood level (5.00 m) for the remainder of Monday into Tuesday.

Nile River:
River levels are easing along the Nile River.
South Esk River - Llewellyn to Perth:
Minor flooding is likely along the South Esk River - Llewellyn to Perth.
The South Esk at Perth is currently at 3.67 metres and steady.
The South Esk at Perth is likely to reach the minor flood level (4.30 m) during Tuesday.

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 11:00 am EST on Tuesday 16 August 2022.

Latest River Heights:
Break O'Day River at Killymoon,1.74,Falling,02:00 PM MON 15/08/22
South Esk River at Upper Esk Road Bridge,1.55,Rising,02:00 PM MON 15/08/22
South Esk River at Mathinna,2.53,Falling,02:39 PM MON 15/08/22
South Esk River at Fingal,6.28,Falling,02:25 PM MON 15/08/22
St Pauls River at Lewis Hill,2.75,Steady,02:21 PM MON 15/08/22
St Pauls River above Avoca,4.86,Steady,02:00 PM MON 15/08/22
South Esk River at Llewellyn,7.67,Steady,02:45 PM MON 15/08/22
South Esk River at Perth,3.67,Steady,02:00 PM MON 15/08/22
South Esk River at Longford,1.48,Steady,01:28 PM MON 15/08/22
South Esk River at Trevallyn Pond,126.97,Steady,02:45 PM MON 15/08/22

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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