Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:40 pm Thursday, 24 February 2022.

Thunderstorms with heavy rainfall persisting over the northeast and developing about the northern Midlands.

Weather Situation: A trough is moving north along the northeast coast and adjacent inland. The very moist airmass in place ahead of this trough will favour heavy rainfall with any thunderstorm activity that develops.

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 Campbell Town, St Helens and Scamander.

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.