damaging wind warning

Damaging winds forecast for Sunday

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Severe Weather Warning

for DAMAGING, LOCALLY DESTRUCTIVE WINDS

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

Issued at 9:12 am Saturday, 14 August 2021.

DAMAGING, LOCALLY DESTRUCTIVE WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ON SUNDAY

Weather Situation:A trough and cold front are expected to cross Tasmania on Sunday, bringing vigorous west to northwesterly winds over the state.

DAMAGING WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 100 to 110 km/h are likely to develop over Tasmania during Sunday morning and afternoon, with Locally DESTRUCTIVE WINDS, averaging 70 to 80 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 125 km/h possible about elevated and exposed locations.

Winds are expected to peak during the late morning and afternoon, before easing below the warning threshold in the late afternoon and evening as the frontal system clears to the east.

Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, 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 5:00 pm AEST Saturday.

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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