Warning for abnormally high tides

Severe Weather Warning for ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES

For people in parts of Western and South East Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:30 am Sunday, 30 July 2023.

Abnormally High Tides affecting parts of the southeast and west coasts Monday

Vigorous cold fronts crossing the State during Monday will bring gale to storm force northwest to westerly winds to the warning area leading to elevated seas. This combined with spring tides is expected to cause a rising of sea levels significantly above the highest astronomical tides, which may lead to inundation of saltwater over low-lying coasts of the warning area, particularly west-facing coasts, around the time of peak high tides.

The highest risk of inundation is expected to be between 10 am and 1 pm about Macquarie Harbour, including Strahan, and between 4 pm and 7 pm about eastern shores of Huon River, River Derwent and Great Bay.

Locations which may be affected include Strahan, Huonville, South Arm, Lauderdale, and The Neck on Bruny Island. The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Supervise children closely.
* Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings.
* Manage pets and livestock.
* Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters.
* Be prepared in case of power outages and report any outages to TasNetworks on 132 004.
* 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 Sunday. 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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