• A flood watch has been issued for all north eastern river basins and the Huon River this morning as a front approaches the north west of the state from Friday evening.

• Tasmania is expected to see between 20–50 mm of rainfall in the north east and across the Huon River catchment from Friday into Saturday, with up to 60mm expected in elevated areas in the south.

• Minor flooding may develop in some catchments from early Saturday onwards. Please stay up-to-date with warnings, including catchment specific information, at http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings/

• A Severe Weather Warning has also been issued this morning for damaging winds for King Island, Furneaux Islands, North East, North West Coast and parts of the Western, East Coast and Central North Forecast Districts from Friday evening until early Saturday morning.

• Winds are expected to average around 60-70km/h with wind gusts peaking between 100-110km/h. Although winds will ease on Saturday morning, they will remain strong and gusty until the evening.

• The following warnings are also in place for Friday and Saturday (locations and warning details differ for each day):
o Gale Warning
o Strong Wind Warning
o Small Craft Alert
o Sheep Graziers Warning
Details on warnings are updated daily at http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings/

• A ridge on Sunday will ease winds and rain; however, showers and windy conditions are expected to continue into next week.

What’s the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning?
Find out at http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml