East Coast severe weather warning expected to be cancelled

The Bureau of Meteorology was expected to cancel the severe weather warning for the state’s East Coast late Wednesday evening. 

Most of the predicted heavy rain, caused by a low, had fallen offshore, a BOM spokesman said. 

St Helens received just seven millimetres of the predicted 15-40mm. 

Friendly beaches had received 11mm on Wednesday evening. 

The bureau said rainfalls had been within the range of the predicted totals, but on the lower end. 

A severe weather warning was issued on Wednesday afternoon for the Furneaux Islands, East Coast and parts of the North East Coast.

The predicted rain saw the State Emergency Service warn of possible flash flooding. 

“Locations which may be affected include Whitemark, St Helens, Swansea, Bicheno,Orford and Fingal. Flood waters are a risk to safety,” the warning said.

The SES said property, livestock, equipment and crops may be at risk and driving conditions could be dangerous. For up to date information, visit bom.gov.au/