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Flash flooding warning for Tasmania's East Coast


Wild weather is forecast for Tasmania, with the Bureau of Meteorology warning the East Coast could experience flash flooding today with up to 90mm of rain.

A severe weather warning for heavy rain and a flood watch has been issued for the area, with the flash flooding possible for the East Coast, North-East and Furneaux islands this afternoon.

A low will pass to the east of Tasmania today bringing falls of 15 to 40 mm to the East Coast. 

Depending on the proximity of the low, falls in excess of 40 mm are possible, and isolated falls may reach up to 90 mm. 

Other areas covered by the warnings include St Helens, Bicheno, Swansea and Orford.

Falls of between 15 and 50mm are expected in the eastern half of the state.

Rain on the East Coast is expected to ease overnight.

Wet weather is forecast for tomorrow but the weather conditions will ease later in the day.

Hobart will reach a top of 21 tomorrow with showers.

Meanwhile, the South of Tasmania is still seeing effects from the wild weather over the weekend.

Tasmanian oyster growers have been dealt another blow, which is likely to impact supplies for Christmas.

Seven oyster farms won't be able to harvest until the end of the month, after sewage was released during heavy rainfall across the weekend.

“We’re looking not to sell another oyster before Christmas”, Estuarine Oyster Company Managing Director, Josh Poke said.

Mr Poke said, this will have a major impact on his company, which is still struggling from last year’s POMS outbreak.

“There’s nothing we can do really, we’re basically at Mother Nature’s mercy,” he said.