Saturday: severe weather warning

Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS

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

Issued at 10:47 am Friday, 16 June 2023. Damaging northwesterly winds are possible across parts of the state on Saturday.

Weather Situation: A strong northwesterly flow will develop ahead of an approaching cold front, which moves over the state on Saturday.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 100 km/h are likely to develop over western and central parts of the state during early Saturday morning, particularly over elevated areas.

Strong winds averaging 50 to 60 km/h with DAMAGING WIND GUSTS of around 100 km/h may also develop over parts of the East Coast district during Saturday afternoon.

Winds are expected to ease below warning thresholds in the west during Saturday afternoon and clear through central and eastern parts of the state by early evening as the front moves through.

Locations which may be affected include Swansea, Strahan, Queenstown, Bothwell, 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 for further advice.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5pm Friday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau’s website at or call 1300 659 210.

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