Tueaday: Warning for damaging winds

Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in King Island, Furneaux Islands, Western, North East, East Coast, North West Coast, Central North and parts of Upper Derwent Valley, South East, Central Plateau and Midlands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:26 am Monday, 10 June 2024: Damaging winds to impact northern and western Tasmania from early Tuesday morning.

Weather Situation: A cold front is forecast to pass over Tasmania on Tuesday and produce a vigorous northwesterly flow ahead of it, resulting in damaging winds for northern, western and some eastern parts of the state.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging around 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h are likely from early Tuesday morning over northern, western and some eastern districts, including the Furneaux Islands and King Island.

Damaging winds are forecast to ease below warning thresholds by Tuesday evening.

Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, St Helens, Strahan, 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 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 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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