Tasmania SES is encouraging people to be prepared and informed with potentially heavy rainfall forecast for this weekend.

SES Assistant Director Leon Smith said early weather forecast for the weekend predicts a significant low-pressure system to reach Tasmania on Saturday, crossing the state into Sunday.

“With a significant low-pressure system forecast to reach Tasmania tomorrow, there is potential for flash flooding, thunderstorms, and damaging winds across the state from Saturday into Sunday.”

“Over the weekend we may see 48-hour rainfall totals of 50 to 80mms, with isolated totals of 100mm + in south-eastern, eastern and north-eastern Tasmania.”

“Heavy rains may lead to riverine flooding from Sunday into early next week.”

“With heavy rains forecast it’s time to prepare your property and be mindful of keeping informed on the conditions.”

The State Emergency Service advises that people should keep informed with:

• weather information and warnings available at bom.gov.au

• SES Flood Warnings available at TasALERT.com and on facebook.com/tasalert

• preparedness information available at ses.tas.gov.au