Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania
Major Flood Warning For The Meander River
Issued at 05:31 PM EST on Tuesday 16 August 2022
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
Flood Watch Number: 2
MAJOR FLOODING POSSIBLE AROUND WESTWOOD BRIDGE FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
Moderate flooding is expected along the lower Meander River about Westwood Bridge overnight Tuesday due to floodwater from the South Esk River. Major flooding may develop Wednesday morning. No flooding is expected along the Meander River from Meander to Strathbridge.
Since 9 am Tuesday, no significant rainfall has been observed in the Meander catchment. No significant rainfall has been forecast for the remainder of Tuesday into Wednesday.
Inundation of low-lying areas about Westwood Bridge may be a hazard.
Meander River below Strathbridge:
Major flooding may occur along the Meander River below Strathbridge.
The Meander River at Westwood Bridge is currently at 4.98 metres and rising, with minor flooding.
The Meander River at Westwood Bridge is expected to exceed the moderate flood level (6.00 m) overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. The river level may peak around the major flood level (7.00 m) Wednesday morning.
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.
The next warning will be issued by 09:00 am EST on Wednesday 17 August 2022.
Latest River Heights:
Meander River at Meander,1.00,Steady,05:00 PM TUE 16/08/22
Meander River at Deloraine Railway Bridge,0.93,Steady,04:45 PM TUE 16/08/22
Meander River at Strathbridge,2.42,Steady,04:00 PM TUE 16/08/22
Meander River at Westwood Bridge,4.98,Rising,05:15 PM TUE 16/08/22
Liffey River at Upstream West Channel,0.92,Steady,04:00 PM TUE 16/08/22
Liffey River at Carrick,0.64,Steady,04:00 PM TUE 16/08/22
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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Seven day forecast
Acton 7 day forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. Patches of frost and the chance of fog in the E in the early morning. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain, most likely in the late afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming N 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 14.
Forecast for Acton (41.0701°S, 145.894°E, 121m AMSL) Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Summary Minimum 4° 9° 5° 7° 3° 7° 3° Maximum 13° 13° 12° 13° 12° 12° 11° Chance of rain 90% 70% 70% 20% 90% 90% 70% Likely amount 10-20mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm 1-5mm 5-10mm 1-5mm UV index Low Low Low Moderate - - - Frost risk Slight Nil Slight Nil Moderate Nil Moderate 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 6
Wind direction W N NNW NW W W WSW WSW WNW NW NW WNW W W Relative humidity 82% 81% 91% 88% 79% 62% 78% 60% 79% 79% 87% 78% 71% 68% Dew point 6°C 9°C 11°C 11°C 4°C 5°C 5°C 5°C 5°C 8°C 10°C 6°C 2°C 5°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Acton (41.0701°S, 145.894°E, 121m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:36am EST 7:05am EST 5:37pm EST 6:05pm EST 11:34pm EST 9:50am EST Waning gibbous Last quarter Aug 19 New moon Aug 27 First quarter Sep 04 Full moon Sep 10
Temperature for next 5 days
0 Wednesday Wednesday 13 1 Thursday Thursday 13 2 Friday Friday 12 3 Saturday Saturday 13 4 Sunday Sunday 12 5 Monday Monday 12 6 Tuesday Tuesday 11 7 Tuesday Tuesday 11
Rain for next 5 days
0 Wednesday Wednesday 20 1 Thursday Thursday 5 2 Friday Friday 5 3 Saturday Saturday 0 4 Sunday Sunday 5 5 Monday Monday 10 6 Tuesday Tuesday 5 7 Tuesday Tuesday 5