After a big night, another storm on the way

THIS WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

for INTENSE RAINFALL

For people in parts of Western, Upper Derwent Valley and South East Forecast Districts.

Issued at 8:21 am Friday, 6 May 2022.

INTENSE RAINFALL HAS REDEVELOPED ABOUT THE SOUTHEAST OF THE STATE

Weather Situation: A very moist and vigorous southeasterly airstream over southeastern Tasmania is bringing damaging winds and heavy rainfall. Embedded thunderstorms within this stream are causing INTENSE RAINFALL about the southeast of the state.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Geeveston, Dover and Huonville.

17.8mm has been recorded in 30 minutes at Grove

17.2mm has been recorded in 30 minutes at Upper Russell

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 11:25 am.

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. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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