Heavy rain predicted for Tasmania's East Coast

“Potential heavy rainfalls” are predicted to hit the state’s East Coast on Wednesday, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned. 

A low will pass over the East Coast with falls of 15 millimetres and 50mm predicted. 

The bureau said there was some uncertainty as to “how close the low will come” and how much rain would fall. 

“Depending on the proximity of the low, isolated falls may reach 100mm on the East Coast and in elevated areas,” the warning said. 

“A severe weather warning for heavy rain and a flood watch have been issued for eastern parts of the state.”

The bureau said conditions would ease on Thursday as the low moves to the South-East and a cold front approaches the West in the afternoon. 

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Due to wild weather over the weekend, the Northern Midlands Council has closed the Mill Dam.

The council made the announcement on its Facebook page on Tuesday. The council will advise when the road has been reopened.