State Emergency Service

SES warning ahead of predicted heavy rainfall

THE State Emergency Service is encouraging people to be prepared and informed with potentially heavy rainfall forecast for this weekend. Tasmania SES assistant director Leon Smith said early weather forecasts for the weekend predicted a significant low-pressure system to reach Tasmania on Saturday, crossing the state into Sunday.

“With a significant low-pressure system forecast to reach Tasmania tomorrow (Friday), there is potential for flash flooding, thunderstorms, and damaging winds across the state from Saturday into Sunday,” Mr Smith said. “Over the weekend we may see 48-hour rainfall totals of 50 to 80mm, with isolated totals of more than 100mm in south-eastern, eastern and north-eastern Tasmania.

“Heavy rains may lead to riverine flooding from Sunday into early next week. With heavy rains forecast it’s time to prepare your property and be mindful of keeping informed on the conditions.”

The State Emergency Service advises that people should keep informed with:

• weather information and warnings available at

• SES Flood Warnings available at and on

• preparedness information available at

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