Friday: severe weather warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Severe Weather Warning

for DAMAGING WINDS

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

Issued at 11:46 am Thursday, 1 October 2020.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ACROSS EASTERN, SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL TASMANIA DURING FRIDAY.

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Weather Situation:
A strong, northwesterly, airstream develops over Tasmania early Friday as a slow-moving cold front approaches from the west.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 of 100 km/h, are possible across parts of eastern, southern and central Tasmania during Friday. The damaging winds are expected to develop early Friday, prevail for most of the day, then ease Friday evening. Wind gusts in-excess of 100 km/h are possible about high terrain.

Locations which may be affected include St Helens, Swansea, New Norfolk, Hobart, Geeveston 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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5pm Thursday.

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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