Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
Severe Weather Warning
for Heavy Rainfall And Damaging Winds
for Upper Derwent Valley, South East, East Coast and parts of Western, North East, Midlands and Central North Forecast Districts.
Issued at 4:53 pm Saturday, 13 August 2022.
Heavy rainfall and damaging wind gusts to impact eastern Tasmania from early Sunday.
A low pressure system is forming over northeast Bass Strait, and will deepen further and move towards the southwest. The low is expected to be slow-moving over northeastern Tasmania on Sunday and will direct widespread rainfall and strong southeasterly wind with damaging gusts over eastern and southern Tasmania during the day. The low will remain over or near eastern Tasmania while weakening on Monday before moving away to the east during Tuesday.
HEAVY RAINFALL and DAMAGING WINDS for the following areas:
Western, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, North East, East Coast, Central North and Midlands
Moderate to HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING will develop about northeastern Tasmania from early Sunday morning and is likely to spread southwards throughout Sunday, with the risk becoming more localised late Sunday into Monday. Rainfall totals of 50 to 70 mm are likely in the 24 hours up to midnight Sunday, with isolated falls up to 150 mm possible about elevated terrain. 6 hour rainfall accumulations may reach 80 mm about elevated terrain and eastern slopes.
Strong southeasterly winds averaging 40 to 50km/h with DAMAGING WIND GUSTS of around 80 km/h are possible about eastern parts of the warning area from early Sunday morning, particularly about exposed coastal areas and high terrain. Winds are expected to contract to the southeast from Sunday afternoon and then ease during Sunday evening.
Several Flood Warnings and a Flood Watch are current over eastern Tasmania, see http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings/.
Locations which may be affected include St Helens, Swansea, Bicheno, Orford, New Norfolk, Hobart, Geeveston, Dover and Dodges Ferry.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Supervise children closely.
* Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings.
* Manage pets and livestock.
* Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment.
* Be prepared in case of power outages and report any outages to TasNetworks on 132 004.
* Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving.
* Clear drains and gutters on premises prior to severe weather arriving.
* Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters.
* Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.
The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Saturday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
Illawarra (41.5668°S, 147.0612°E, 157m AMSL) Illawarra,TAS set as my default location ›
7 day forecast
Illawarra 7 day forecast
Today: Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds S 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 15.
Forecast for Illawarra (41.5668°S, 147.0612°E, 157m AMSL) Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Summary Minimum 6° 5° 4° 3° 6° 4° 2° Maximum 14° 14° 15° 13° 14° 12° 11° Chance of rain 80% 70% 40% 80% 90% 90% 70% Likely amount 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm 5-10mm 20-40mm 1-5mm 1-5mm UV index Low Low Low - - - - Frost risk Nil Slight Slight Moderate Nil Slight Moderate 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 26
Wind direction S S SSE SSW NE SSW N N N N NNW NW NW WSW Relative humidity 93% 78% 93% 74% 90% 60% 88% 71% 95% 74% 88% 63% 81% 51% Dew point 8°C 8°C 7°C 8°C 7°C 6°C 6°C 7°C 8°C 8°C 5°C 4°C 3°C 0°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Illawarra (41.5668°S, 147.0612°E, 157m 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 5:28pm EST 5:57pm EST 8:02pm EST 8:32am EST Waning gibbous Last quarter Aug 19 New moon Aug 27 First quarter Sep 04 Full moon Sep 10
- Severe Weather Warning (Heavy Rain & Damaging Winds) U Derwent, South East, East Coast & Western, North East, Midlands & Central North
- Strong Wind Warning for East of Flinders Island & Upper East, Lower East, South East and South West coasts
- Initial Moderate Flood Warning For The South Esk River
- Initial Minor Flood Warning For The North Esk River
- Flood Watch For North East, South East And Huon Catchments
Temperature for next 7 days
0 Sunday Sunday 14 1 Monday Monday 14 2 Tuesday Tuesday 15 3 Wednesday Wednesday 13 4 Thursday Thursday 14 5 Friday Friday 12 6 Saturday Saturday 11 7 Saturday Saturday 11
Rain for next 7 days
0 Sunday Sunday 5 1 Monday Monday 5 2 Tuesday Tuesday 0 3 Wednesday Wednesday 10 4 Thursday Thursday 40 5 Friday Friday 5 6 Saturday Saturday 5 7 Saturday Saturday 5