Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in East Coast and parts of North East Forecast Districts.

Issued at 12:04 am Thursday, 28 April 2022.
Isolated heavy rainfall on Thursday morning

Weather Situation:
A very moist northeasterly flow is causing areas of locally heavy rainfall in parts of Tasmania's East.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible about the northeast highlands and parts of the East Coast until mid-morning on Thursday. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 50 and 80 mm are possible.

An Initial Minor Flood Warning has been issued for the South Esk River.

Locations which may be affected include St Helens, Swansea, Bicheno, Orford, Fingal and Scamander.

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 and report any outages to TasNetworks on 132 004.
* Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.