Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in the Furneaux Islands, North East, North West Coast and parts of the East Coast, Central North and Central Plateau Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:51 am Saturday, 20 May 2017.

A trough that brought rain to eastern Australia is extending over Tasmania on Saturday bringing rainfall throughout the state, with significant rainfall expected about northern Tasmania and the Upper East Coast.

HEAVY RAIN which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is likely about northern Tasmania and the Furneaux Islands during Saturday morning and afternoon, and then is likely about northeast Tasmania on Saturday afternoon and evening.

A further 30 to 60mm expected to fall today. Isolated totals of 80 to 100mm are likely between Cape Grim and Devonport, and also with thunderstorms.

Wind gusts of 70 to 80km/h are also possible about the coast west of Devonport during Saturday morning.

Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, Smithton, Sheffield, Deloraine, George Town, Scottsdale, Whitemark, Bridport, St Helens, Bicheno and Fingal.

74mm of rainfall has been recorded at Flinders Island Airport overnight, with 62mm reported at Smithton, and 50mm at Marrawah..

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Supervise children closely.
* Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings.
* Manage pets and livestock.
* Clear drains and gutters on premises prior to severe weather arriving.
* Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters.
* Be prepared in case of power outages.
* Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.