Warning for damaging winds this evening

Severe Weather Warning

for DAMAGING WINDS

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

Issued at 10:52 am Thursday, 9 June 2022.

Damaging southwesterly wind gusts developing this evening across central and southeastern parts of Tasmania.

Weather Situation: A strong and vigorous southwesterly airstream will intensify across Tasmania this evening as a trough crosses the state, bringing the risk of damaging wind gusts to central and southeastern parts. The damaging wind risk will decrease as the trough moves away from Tasmania into the Tasman Sea during Friday morning

Strong winds averaging around 50km/h with DAMAGING WIND GUSTS in excess of 100 km/h are possible over central and southeastern parts this evening, including the South East, Central Plateau, Upper Derwent Valley, Midlands, East Coast, and North West Coasts districts. Winds are expected to ease below warning criteria by late morning. For the Hobart area, the main risk of damaging winds is before dawn.

Locations which may be affected include Swansea, 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 Thursday. 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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