Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in North East and parts of Furneaux Islands, South East and East Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:29 pm Monday, 28 February 2022.

HEAVY RAIN WITH STORMS IN THE FAR NORTHEAST

Weather Situation: An unstable and humid easterly flow is causing thunderstorms embedded within areas of rain, enhancing rain fall rates this evening.

Severe thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include St Helens, Orford, Fingal, Scamander and south of Swansea.

Since 9am this morning 140mm rainfall has been reported at larapuna/Eddystone Point, 91mm at Grindstone, 61mm near Swansea, and 59mm at St Helens.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.