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Significant rain and widespread flooding

The Bureau of Meteorology have issued key messages regarding significant rain and widespread flooding for the north and north west of Tasmania:

  • Rain is likely state-wide during Thursday, clearing away Friday morning, however the focus of the most significant rain will be in northern areas.
  • Rainfall is expected to be steady and relentless, leading to significant accumulations over 24-36 hour periods.
  • A Severe Weather Warning will likely be issued for this event later this afternoon for the potential for heavy rain, and also possible damaging northeasterly wind gusts to around 90 km/h about the east coasts and northeast coast.
  • Rainfall for the 36 hour period to 5am Friday:
    • Widespread falls of 50-90mm across the northern half of the state, with falls of 180-220 possible about higher ground in the northwest and northeast.

Please see the attached Key Messages Tasmania for more information.

The BOM has also issued the following warnings

Warnings are updated as required at: