Tuesday severe weather warning

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Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS

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

Issued at 4.09pm Monday, 15 June 2020.

Weather Situation: A strong cold front will cross Tasmania during Tuesday morning and early afternoon bringing strong and gusty west to northwesterly winds across the state.

DAMAGING WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h are possible over southern, eastern and northern parts of Tasmania from Tuesday morning.

Winds are expected to ease during the afternoon, though remain fresh and gusty throughout the afternoon and early evening.

Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Launceston, St Helens, Swansea, Strahan, New Norfolk and Hobart.

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 11pm Monday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210.

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