Ann Conroy, Regional Hydrology Manager, Tasmania

Rain fell across Tasmania today, with the heaviest falls in the north. Rain totals to 9am today include:

o 74mm at Flinders Island
o 62mm at Smithton
o 50mm at Marrawah
o 38mm at Gape Grim
o 27mm at Wynyard
o 24mm at Devonport.
• To 9am rainfalls were the wettest May day for Flinders Island since May 1969. Smithton and Marrawah recorded their wettest May day on record, with 22 years and 47 years of records respectively.
• Rain totals in the further 6 hours to 3pm include:
o 53mm at Wynyard
o 37mm at Flinders Island
o 32mm at Sheffield
• A further 20-40mm of rain is expected to fall in central northern and northeastern Tasmania.
• A Minor Flood Warning is current for the South Esk at Fingal. Details at:
• A Flood Watch is current for all northern river basins. Details at:
• A Severe Weather Warning for heavy rain for northern Tasmania and the upper east coast is current. Details at:
• A Road Weather Alert for northern Tasmania and the upper east coast is current. Details at:
• Thunderstorms are possible about the north coast and the northeast, which may increase local rainfall rates and wind gusts.
• Strong Wind Warnings are current for all eastern and southern Tasmanian coastal waters from Cape Portland to Low Rocky Point. Details at:
• The rain band is expected to clear southeastern Tasmania on Sunday morning, with showers to then continue about the north and west.

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Tim Bolden | Senior Forecaster