TAS Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Furneaux Islands, North East and parts of East Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:58 am Thursday, 9 September 2021.

DAMAGING WINDS ALONG THE EAST COAST, EASING BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

Weather Situation: A strong and gusty west to northwesterly stream precedes a cold front to cross Tasmania Thursday afternoon and evening, bringing a colder west to southwesterly change.

DAMAGING WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h are possible over eastern Tasmania during Thursday morning, and about the northeast during Thursday morning and early afternoon.

Winds are expected to moderate below the warning threshold south of Bicheno by about midday, then about the northeast during the early afternoon, however winds will remain fresh and gusty across the state for the remainder of the day.

Locations which may be affected include Scottsdale, Whitemark, St Helens, Swansea, Bicheno and Orford.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Western, Upper Derwent Valley, South East and Midlands districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

The strongest gusts reported during Thursday are:

143 km/h at kunanyi/Mt Wellington at 1:14am

133 km/h at Maatsuyker Island at 2:12am

120 km/h at Hartz Mountains at 2:46am

119 km/h at Scotts Peak at 2:09am

104 km/h at Cape Grim at 7:40am

100 km/h at Cape Bruny at 4:15am

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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