TAS Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Damaging Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Western, North West Coast and parts of Central Plateau Forecast Districts.

Issued at 12:46 am Saturday, 6 April 2019.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Burnie, Smithton, Strahan, Queenstown, Strathgordon and Zeehan.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the King Island district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

A line of thunderstorms that moved over the west coast has produced wind gusts of 94 km/h at Strahan.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.


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