Monday severe weather warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology


Severe Weather Warning

for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in South East and parts of Western and Upper Derwent Valley Forecast Districts.
Issued at 10:06 am Sunday, 26 April 2020.
DAMAGING WESTERLY WINDS ACROSS SOUTHERN TASMANIA EARLY MONDAY MORNING

Weather Situation: A strong westerly airstream flows across Tasmania early Monday morning as a trough of low pressure passes to the south.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts around 100 km/h are possible across southern parts of Tasmania very early Monday morning. The strongest gusts are more likely about elevated areas.
Winds are expected to ease by around 8 am Monday morning
Locations which may be affected include Hobart, Geeveston, Dover and Huonville.
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. 
The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5pm Sunday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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