severe weather warning

Warning for damaging winds tonight and tomorrow

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

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Severe Weather Warning

for DAMAGING WINDS

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

Issued at 10:06 am Tuesday, 13 April 2021.

DAMAGING WINDS TUESDAY EVENING AND MOST OF WEDNESDAY

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Weather Situation: A vigorous cold front will arrive at the west coast of Tasmania this evening, and cross the state during Wednesday morning. A blustery westerly airflow will follow, and persist over the state until Wednesday evening.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h are possible about the west coast late this evening, extending across the warning area overnight. Winds shift WESTERLY during Wednesday morning and persist through the afternoon.

Winds are expected to ease below the warning threshold Wednesday evening, although it will remain gusty about the far south and the far northeast into Thursday. Locations which may be affected include Scottsdale, St Helens, Swansea, Bicheno, Orford, Strahan, Queenstown, New Norfolk, Bothwell, 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 Tuesday. 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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