THE Bureau of Meteorology has upgraded flood warnings for the Mersey, North Esk and Upper South Esk river basins from minor to moderate.
Minor flood warnings remain current for the Lower Macquarie, Meander and Forth river catchments.
All Northern river basis are still on flood watch.
A warning for sheep graziers in the North West Coast, Midlands, Central North, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, East Coast and North East forecast districts, remains current.
The bureau also advises bush-walkers in the Western and Central Plateau forecast districts to expect hazardous conditions, with snow as low as 400 metres expected during the afternoon and evening.
Tasmania Police continues to receive numerous reports of trees and power lines down and flooded roads in the North and North-West.
Authorities are installing signs in affected areas.
Road users are advised to drive to the conditions and not to enter flooded roads.
Road closures include:
Vermont Road, Mowbray, between the roundabout and Mowbray Hill; burst water main.
Henry Street, Launceston; flooding.
Bridgenorth Road, Legana, near Kavala Street; flooding.
Glenwood Road, Relbia; flooding.
Relbia Road, Relbia; flooding.
Liffey Road, Bracknell; flooding.
Spellmans Road, Wilmot, between Back Road and the Wilmot River; landslide.
Buxtons Road, Wilmot, about two kilometres from Wilmot Road; landslip.
Bridle Track Road, in the Stoodley-Kimberley area.
Paloona Road, between Melrose Road and Lower Barrington Road, in the Paloona-Melrose area; power lines down.
Cherry Hill Road, Latrobe; flooding.
South Springfield Road, Springfield, between the Tasman Highway and Ten Mile Track; flooding.
Flooded roads include:
East Tamar Highway, Rocherlea; at the turn-off, proceed with caution.
West Tamar Highway, Legana, near Danbury Park; water on the road, proceed with caution.
West Tamar Highway, Legana, near number 178; water on the road in a dip, proceed with caution.
West Tamar Highway, Trevallyn, at the junction with Forest Road; water on the road, proceed with caution.
Forest Road, Trevallyn; landslip, water on the road, proceed with caution.
Bass Highway, near Winspears Road, Latrobe; drain blocked, proceed with caution.
Main Street, Sheffield; water on the road, proceed with caution.
Evandale Road, Western Junction; water on the road, proceed with caution.
Birralee Road, Westbury, between Four Springs and Rodeo Ground; water on the road, proceed with caution.
Long Plains Road, Bridgenorth; water on the road, proceed with caution.
THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds and abnormally high tides for King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East areas.
The bureau warns of damaging winds across the state and for abnormally high tides about the Western and South East forecast districts.
Damaging northwest to westerly winds about 50 to 60 kilometres an hour, with peak gusts of 100 to 110 kilometres an hour, are forecast for the whole state today, mainly during the afternoon and evening, although the cold front crossing the state might also produce damaging winds about the West this morning, particularly thunderstorms.
The bureau advises that gusty winds will make driving conditions dangerous.
The strongest gusts in the past six hours have been 93 kilometres an hour on Mount Read and 135 kilometres an hour at Cape Grim.
The bureau also advises that minor flood warnings continue for the Mersey, Lower Meander, North Esk, Lower Macquarie and Upper South Esk river catchments, while all Northern river basins are on flood watch.
The Mersey catchment received 20 to 37 millimetres of rain overnight, while the Meander received 10 to 33 millimetres.
The North Esk catchment received 10 to 35 millimetres of rain overnight, with a further 10 to 20 millimetres forecast today and higher totals possible about elevated areas.
The Upper South Esk catchment received 20 to 50 millimetres of rain overnight, with 10 to 20 millimetres more expected today.
State Emergency Service Northern regional manager Mhairi Revie said volunteers had already attended more than a dozen jobs this morning, for trees or branches obstructing roads, damaged roofs and flooding.
The SES and Tasmania Police advise that people should:
*Secure or store away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
*Keep clear of fallen power lines.
*Do not drive, ride or walk through water flowing over roads or bridges and obey all road closure signs.
For emergency help in floods and storms, call the SES on 132 500.