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Severe weather warning for part of the Upper Derwent Valley

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS

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

Issued at 4:27 pm Monday, 6 September 2021.

DAMAGING SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS TUESDAY MORNING.

Weather Situation: A cold front crossing the south of Tasmania overnight increases winds. DAMAGING SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h are possible Tuesday morning over and in lee of the Central Plateau, and the far south, including Hobart – particularly the western suburbs.

Winds are expected to become fresh and gusty overnight as the front passes, and peak in strength between around 3am and 7am, before moderating later in the morning. Locations which may be affected include Sheffield, Deloraine, Hobart, Geeveston, Dover and Huonville.

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 11pm Monday. 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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