Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of North West Coast and Central North Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:43 pm Tuesday, 5 April 2022.
LOCALLY INTENSE RAINFALL WITH SLOW MOVING SHOWERS OVER COASTAL NORTH THIS EVENING

Weather Situation: A trough over Bass Strait is bringing slow moving showers over parts of the north coast of Tasmania with heavy to locally intense falls.

HEAVY to locally INTENSE RAINFALL which may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding is currently occurring across northern Tasmania this afternoon and evening. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 50mm and 80mm are possible.
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NTENSE RAINFALL is currently occurring around Devonport and surrounding coastal areas.
Rainfall rates are expected to gradually ease later this evening.

Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Ulverstone and George Town.
In the two hours to 5:30pm, Devonport reported 55.4mm.

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.