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Rain, rain, don't go away

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The parched east coast is starting to receive some rain as of Thursday morning, after a drenching for the rest of the state overnight.

Around 7 millimetres has fallen at St Helens and 12 further inland at bushfire-hit Fingal.

Hobart's had around 25 millimetres overnight, the Central Highlands township of Liaweenee and Lake Margaret on the West Coast recording more than 51, and there was around 20 mills across northern Tasmania.

Bushy Park, Strahan and King Island Airport have had in excess of 30 mills.

Senior Forecaster Glenn Perrin says the rain band is heading east today.

"We should see some totals tick over along the east coast," he said. 

"It's not going to be quite as wet as the rest of the state, but we're certainly going to see some rainfall around."