TAS Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in King Island, Furneaux Islands, Western, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, Central Plateau and parts of North East, East Coast, North West Coast, Central North and Midlands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:43 pm Monday, 19 August 2019.


Weather Situation:
A cold front embedded in a strong and gusty west to southwesterly flow will cross Tasmania on Tuesday

DAMAGING WESTERLY WINDS are possible in all western, southern and central areas, as well as over the far northeast and the Bass Strait Islands. DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 100 km/h are possible from around midday on Tuesday, although elevated areas above 400m may experience gusts up to 110km/h.

Winds will begin to ease over southeast Tasmania by Tuesday evening, but will likely continue overnight in western and central areas, and through Bass Strait, before easing by Wednesday afternoon. Winds will however remain fresh and gusty for several days.

Locations which may be affected include Currie, Smithton, Oatlands, Whitemark, Orford, Strahan, Hobart, and Geeveston.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Supervise children closely.
* Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings.
* Manage pets and livestock.
* Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment.
* Be prepared in case of power outages and report any outages to TasNetworks on 132 004.
* Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving.
* Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.


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