Bureau issues flood watch

A FLOOD Watch has been issued for North Central and North East river catchments. 

The Bureau of Meteorology has said that stream rises are occurring in catchments in the North Central and North East regions.

Northern catchments received rainfalls of between 10 and 27 mm in the 24 hours to 9 am Sunday. 

A further 15 to 25 mm is forecast to fall in the 24 hours to 9 am Monday. 

The Bureau has said that if rainfalls are toward the upper end of the forecast range there will be the potential for minor flooding.

Catchments at highest risk include the North Esk, South Esk Meander and Mersey Rivers. 

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.