TAS Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 12:20 pm Friday, 10 June 2022.

Damaging southwesterly wind gusts developing from Saturday morning across most of Tasmania.

Weather Situation: A strong southwesterly airstream continues across Tasmania throughout Saturday leading to a risk of damaging wind gusts from late morning and peaking in the late afternoon and evening on Saturday. Winds are expected to decrease during Sunday morning as a trough moves away to the east.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with gusts in excess of 100 km/h are possible over most of Tasmania including the Central Plateau, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, Midlands, East Coast, Furneaux Islands and parts of the North West Coast, Central North, North East and Western districts. Winds are expected to potentially reach warning thresholds from late morning onwards, with the most likely period for damaging winds extending from late afternoon into the evening on Saturday, with winds gradually easing during Sunday morning.

Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, Swansea, New Norfolk, Hobart and Dover.

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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