Monday: severe weather warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Severe Weather Warning

for DAMAGING WINDS

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

Issued at 11:50 am Sunday, 17 January 2021.

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Weather Situation: West to southwesterly winds across Tasmania during Monday as a deep low pressure system passes to the south of the state and a cold front crosses Monday afternoon.

DAMAGING WEST TO SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts 90 to 100 km/h are possible over the southeast and central areas of Tasmania during the afternoon, the east coast and northwest during the evening. Wind gusts in excess of 100 km/h are possible over elevated and exposed coastal areas.

Winds are likely to continue to be fresh and gusty across the state well into the evening, easing early Tuesday 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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEDT Sunday. 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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