Severe weather warning for heavy rainfall

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Severe Weather Warning for HEAVY RAINFALL

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

Issued at 5:36 am Tuesday, 15 November 2022.

Heavy rainfalls over parts of Tasmania today

Weather Situation: A trough embedded within a cold and unstable southerly airstream enhances rainfall over southeast Tasmania today. The trough and associated rain are expected to move slowly northeast, becoming near stationary at times during Tuesday.

HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is forecast to develop over southern parts of the warning area during Tuesday morning before moving slowly northeast during the late morning and afternoon.

Six-hourly rainfall totals of 20 to 40mm are possible with localised falls around 50mm. Isolated 24-hour rainfall totals reaching 90mm are possible. Rain is expected to ease to showers and become isolated across Tasmania during the evening.

A number of flood warnings and a flood watch is current for Tasmania – see http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings/

Locations which may be affected include Oatlands, Orford, New Norfolk, Hobart, Geeveston and Dover. Scotts Peak has recorded 59mm since 9am Monday.

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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11am Tuesday. 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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