Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:30 am Saturday, 15 August 2020.

HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED FOR EASTERN DISTRICTS ON SUNDAY

Weather Situation: A low pressure system will move off the east coast of Tasmania on Sunday, bringing further rainfall to eastern Tasmania, with some heavy falls likely.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING may develop over eastern Tasmania from the early hours of Sunday morning. Widespread falls of 50 to 100 mm are expected for the east coast and parts of the northeast, with some locally higher falls possible, particularly with thunderstorms.

Locations which may be affected include St Helens, Swansea, Bicheno, Orford, Fingal and Scamander.

A Moderate Flood Warning is current for the South Esk river, and a Flood Watch is current for the North, North East, East Coastal, South East, Derwent and Huon catchment areas.

Locations which may be affected include St Helens, Swansea, Bicheno, Orford, Fingal and Scamander.

Moderate rainfall has been recorded across this area during Friday and early Saturday, as well as some some heavier totals associated with thunderstorms, including 64 mm at Gray and 77 mm at St Patricks Head.

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.