Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania
Initial Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent
Issued at 10:44 am EST on Wednesday 21 August 2019
Flood Warning Number: 1
Minor flooding may develop along the lower Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam
during Wednesday. Flooding is not expected to extend downstream to Macquarie
Plains and New Norfolk.
In the 24 hours to 9 am Wednesday, widespread rainfall totals between 10-40 mm
were observed in the Derwent River catchment, with isolated higher totals up to
67 mm at Narcissus River.
Widespread rainfall totals of 10-20 mm are forecast for the remainder of
Wednesday and 5-15 mm for Thursday. No significant rainfall is forecast for
River levels are high in the upper Derwent, Nive, Florentine, Tyenna, Styx and
Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next couple of days.
River Derwent above River Ouse:
Strong river rises are occurring in the upper River Derwent and its tributaries.
River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:
Strong river rises are occurring in the middle reaches of the River Derwent.
Strong river rises are occurring in the Tyenna River.
Minor flooding has eased along the Styx River about Bruces Bridge.
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:
Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 3.77 metres and steady.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam may reach the minor flood level (4.10 m)
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.17 metres and rising.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is expected to remain below the minor
flood level (4.00 m) during Wednesday.
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 11:30 am EST on Thursday 22 August 2019.
Latest River Heights:
River Derwent below Lake St Clair, 2.19, Steady, 10:00 AM WED 21/08/19
River Ouse at Ashton, 0.93, Rising, 10:00 AM WED 21/08/19
River Ouse at 3B Weir, 0.79, Steady, 10:00 AM WED 21/08/19
River Clyde at Bothwell, 0.07, Steady, 10:00 AM WED 21/08/19
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam, 3.77, Steady, 10:15 AM WED 21/08/19
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains, 2.18, Rising, 10:25 AM WED 21/08/19
Tyenna River at Newbury, 1.51, Falling, 10:15 AM WED 21/08/19
Styx River at Bruces Bridge, 1.50, Falling, 10:29 AM WED 21/08/19
River Derwent at New Norfolk, 1.03, Falling, 10:22 AM WED 21/08/19
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.
Apollo Bay (43.1591°S, 147.2961°E, 18m AMSL) Apollo Bay,TAS set as my default location ›
Seven day forecast
Today: Cloudy. Very high chance of showers. Snow falling above 600 metres, lowering to 400 metres late evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail from late this morning. Winds W/SW 55 to 75 km/h becoming SW 50 to 70 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 6 and 11.
Forecast for Apollo Bay (43.1591°S, 147.2961°E, 18m AMSL) Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Summary Minimum 7° 4° 3° 7° 5° 6° 5° Maximum 11° 11° 15° 13° 13° 13° 14° Chance of rain 90% 60% 50% 70% 40% 20% 60% Likely amount 5-10mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm UV index Low Low Low Low - - - Frost risk Nil Slight Moderate Nil Slight Nil Slight 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 45
Wind direction WSW WSW SW SW N NW W WSW NW NNW W WSW WNW WNW Relative humidity 69% 68% 67% 62% 75% 66% 76% 70% 74% 66% 81% 72% 73% 65% Dew point 3°C 4°C 2°C 4°C 4°C 9°C 9°C 6°C 4°C 7°C 7°C 8°C 5°C 7°C
- Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent
- Minor Flood Warning for the Huon River
- Severe Weather Warning (Damaging Winds) for parts of each district, not including North East
- Gale Warning for all coastal waters and bays and Central Plateau Lakes. Strong Wind Warning for South West Lakes
- Sheep Graziers Warning for Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, North East, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East
- Road Weather Alert (snow falling to 400 metres) for Western, Central Plateau and South East
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Apollo Bay (43.1591°S, 147.2961°E, 18m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:27am EST 6:56am EST 5:32pm EST 6:01pm EST 10:59pm EST 9:42am EST Waning gibbous Last quarter Aug 24 New moon Aug 30 First quarter Sep 06 Full moon Sep 14
Temperature for next 5 days
Temperature in 7 days Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday 11 11 15 13 13 13 14
Rain for next 5 days
Rain in 7 days Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday 10 0 0 5 5 0 0