Tuesday: severe weather warning

Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS

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

Issued at 11:18 am Monday, 18 September 2023: Damaging winds developing about the south and western districts from Tuesday afternoon.

Weather Situation: A strong cold front moving across the Bight will increase the pressure gradient across the state during Tuesday leading to the risk of damaging wind gusts.

Strong northwesterly winds averaging 60 to 70 km/h with DAMAGING WIND GUSTS of around 100 km/h are likely over south and southwestern districts from Tuesday afternoon.

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS are expected to develop about the northeast of the state from late Tuesday afternoon. The Severe Weather Warning is expected to be extended to this area this afternoon.

Winds are forecast to ease below warning thresholds from the southwest late Tuesday into Wednesday.

Locations which may be affected include Strahan, Queenstown, New Norfolk, Geeveston, Dover, Huonville and parts of Hobart.

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 5:00 pm AEST Monday. 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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