Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 2:34 pm Wednesday, 4 March 2020.

Weather Situation:
A low pressure system will develop over Bass Strait Thursday morning and will move over eastern Tasmania as it tracks to the southeast of the state by Thursday evening.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible from the early hours of Thursday morning through to late morning for the northeast and during the morning to early afternoon for the east coast. 6 hour totals of 40 to 60mm with localised falls in excess of 70mm are expected.

A Flood Watch is current for North East and East Coast catchments.

Locations which may be affected include Scottsdale, Whitemark, St Helens, Swansea, Bicheno and Orford.

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.