THE Bureau of Meteorology has updated its severe weather warnings, including abnormally high tides in the River Derwent, extreme to destructive winds, and a sheep grazier’s warning.
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS: During this (Monday) afternoon and evening, strong to damaging winds of 55 to 65km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100km/h are likely to redevelop across Tasmania, extending over Hobart from the late afternoon. Locally destructive wind gusts in excess of 125km/h are possible over western and far southern Tasmania, and over exposed and elevated areas during Monday afternoon and evening. Winds are expected to ease Tuesday morning. Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, Launceston, St Helens, Swansea, Strahan, New Norfolk and Hobart. Click here for full details and updates.
ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES: The a rising of sea levels significantly above the highest astronomical tides may lead to inundation of saltwater over low-lying coasts of the warning area. The highest risk of inundation in the south is expected to be between 4pm and 7pm about eastern shores of the Huon and Derwent rivers and Great Bay. Locations which may be affected include Strahan, New Norfolk, Huonville, South Arm, Lauderdale, and The Neck on Bruny Island. Click here for full details and updates.
SHEEP GRAZIERS WARNING: Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected during Monday and Tuesday. Conditions are expected to ease during the day on Tuesday. Areas likely to be affected include parts of the 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. Click here for full details and updates.
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