Latest News

newsweathercommunity_7xs_showbanner.jpg

Heavy rains ahead for northern Tasmania

rainday

Tasmanians are being urged to prepare for a deluge tonight and tomorrow, as the state gets a taste of the trough that's drenching eastern Australia.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for heavy rainfall to affect Devonport, Burnie, Smithton, St Helens, Bicheno and Fingal and surrounding areas.

Forecaster Luke Johnston says it'll be wet and windy across the state.

"We're expecting rainfall at this stage between 40 and 80mm is expected in the area between Smithton and Devonport and the north-east highlands, with 20 to 40mm expected elsewhere in the northern half of Tasmania."

The Bureau has issued an initial flood watch for all northern river basins.

You may also like...

Blockbuster TV Spots Heat Up the American Summer

Blockbuster TV Spots Heat Up the American Summer

New TV spots have been released for some major blockbusters as the publicity heats up for the American summer release. First up is the new Spiderman...

Sharp increase in reported cyber bullying

Sharp increase in reported cyber bullying

There has been a 60 per cent increase in cyber bullying cases reported to the office of the children's eSafety commissioner in the past year....

Coroner rules in major Tas search case

Coroner rules in major Tas search case

A Launceston man who went missing in central Tasmania sparking one of the state's biggest search efforts, drowned, a coroner has found. Ben Wara...

Wilkie calls for Federal investigation into health system

Wilkie calls for Federal investigation into health system

An appeal for the Turnbull government to step into what's been described as a crisis in Tasmania's health systems crashed and burned in Federal...