TAS Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 8:31 am Sunday, 15 May 2022.

Strong and gusty front crossing western and northern Tasmania later today.

Weather Situation: A vigorous cold front crossing the Bight is forecast to reach western Tasmania this afternoon, and then cross the state during the evening and overnight, bringing with it sustained strong winds and gusty showers and thunderstorms.

Locally DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 100 km/h are likely in the west and far northwest of the state from mid afternoon, and then across northern parts of the state during the evening. DAMAGING WIND GUSTS are most likely with showers or thunderstorms.

The damaging wind risk is expected to contract to the northeast of Tasmania late in the evening, and then clear the state by early morning, leaving a moderately gusty westerly stream over Tasmania on Monday.

Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, Smithton, Launceston, Scottsdale, Strahan and Queenstown.

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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