Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Heavy rain prompts flash flood warning

Thursday March 21, 2013 - 13:30 EDT
ABC image
Up to 80 millimetres of rain is predicted for some areas. - ABC

The State Emergency Service is gearing up for the possibility of flash flooding in Tasmania's north.

A flood watch is current for all northern river basins, as is a road weather alert and a severe weather warning.

Police have attended at least four minor car crashes in the north of the state during this morning's downpour, but no-one has been injured.

The SES' Mhairi Revie says there is more bad weather on the way and some towns need to prepare for the possibility of flooding.

"At this point in time I would say towns such as Cressy and Scottsdale, those sorts of areas for us in the north I'd be looking to," she said.

"So if I was in that area, I'd be making sure that that my gutters were nice and clear so that the gutters can cope with additional rain flows."


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Canberra's run of cold still running

20:01 EST

Canberra has chilled below freezing every morning this month, and a few days have been quite cold as well.

A breath of fresh air for Sydney

17:47 EST

Over the last week, much of the southeast has been treated to cold, cloud-free nights with light winds.

Hughenden students find their green thumbs in kitchen garden despite the drought

15:30 EST

There have been a few hiccups along the way but the school garden at St Francis' Primary School in Hughenden continues to grow despite the on-going drought.