Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 2:30 pm Friday, 28 January 2022.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Launceston, Longford, Scottsdale, St Helens, Fingal and Scamander.

Low Head weather station recently recorded over 26 mm in less than 1 hour.

Scottsdale weather station recently recorded over 23 mm in less than 1 hour.

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.