Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Upper Derwent Valley, South East, East Coast and Midlands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:17 am Friday, 6 May 2022.

INTENSE RAINFALL ACROSS EAST COAST OF TASMANIA

Weather Situation: A very moist and vigorous southeasterly airstream over southeastern Tasmania is bringing damaging winds and heavy rainfall. Embedded heavy showers within this stream are causing INTENSE RAINFALL about the southeast and east coast.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Orford, New Norfolk, Dodges Ferry and Bagdad.

27mm in 60min to 8pm at Copping.

18mm in 30min to 12:45am at Grindstone Point

31mm in 60min to 1:45am at Triabunna

43mm in 3hr to 5am at Craigbourne Dam

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.