Severe weather warning for Monday night and Tuesday

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 4:47pm Monday, 10 July 2023. Damaging winds developing this evening and continuing into Tuesday morning.

Weather situation: A fast moving cold front is expected to be near the west coast late this afternoon and reach the Tasman Sea by early Tuesday morning. Vigorous northwesterly winds will shift west southwesterly behind the front.

Strong winds averaging 50 to 60 km/h with DAMAGING WIND GUSTS in excess of 100 km/h are possible over parts of the south of the State and the Western Tiers during Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS in excess of 100 km/h are possible in western Hobart from the early hours of Tuesday morning until just after sunrise. Winds are expected to fully ease below warning thresholds mid Tuesday morning.

Locations which may be affected include New Norfolk, Bushy Park, 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 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 or call 1300 659 210.

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