Severe thunderstorm warning for Derwent Valley

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in Upper Derwent Valley, South East, Central Plateau and parts of Western, East Coast, North West Coast and Midlands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:06 pm Friday, 7 January 2022.

HEAVY RAINFALL LIKELY IN A LINE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS

Weather Situation: A slow moving trough is triggering a line of showers and thunderstorms extending from the southeast to the northwest of Tasmania.

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 New Norfolk, Bothwell, Hobart, Geeveston, Dover and Dodges Ferry.

24 mm of rainfall was recorded in 30 minutes at Hobart Airport from 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm. Impacts from heavy rainfall have been reported from the eastern shore around Bellerive and Rosny.

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.

The next warning is due to be issued by 8:10 pm. If severe thunderstorms develop in Hobart and Surrounds, a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210.

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