Friday: Damaging winds, road weather warning and sheep grazier’s alert

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING 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 9:57 pm Thursday, 23 September 2021.

DAMAGING WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ON FRIDAY

Weather Situation: Another cold front will cross Tasmania during Friday, with potentially damaging west to northwesterly winds ahead of it. Winds behind the cold front will shift to a very cold southwesterly, bringing snow to low levels later Friday as the winds ease.

DAMAGING WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts near 100 km/h, are possible in most areas from late morning. The area of damaging winds is expected to contract to the northeast by late afternoon, and ease below the warning threshold in the evening. 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 5am Friday. Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210.

Road Weather Alert for the Upper Derwent Valley, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands and South East forecast districts

Issued at 9:38pm on Thursday 23 September 2021.

Snow covered roads above 100 metres will make driving conditions dangerous during Friday late in the afternoon and during the evening in parts of the Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts. For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police. The next alert will be issued by 5am Friday.

Warning to Sheep Graziers for the Upper Derwent Valley, King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Issued at 9:37pm on Thursday 23 September 2021.

Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected during Friday. Areas likely to be affected include the King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts. There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions. The next warning will be issued by 5am Friday.

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