Friday, July 5, 2013

Severe weather warning

Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds and abnormally high tides

for people in the King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 5:09 am EST on Friday 5 July 2013.
Damaging winds for the whole of Tasmania for Friday, and Abnormally High Tides for southwestern and southeastern Tasmania for Friday evening.

Weather Situation

An intense low pressure system currently to the southwest of Tasmania will intensify further and pass to the south of the state on Friday.
Damaging westerly winds around 50 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast for the whole of Tasmania on Friday, particularly in the afternoon and evening.
Abnormally high tides which may cause sea water flooding of low lying areas are forecast for the South East forecast district and parts of the Western and East Coast forecast districts on Friday evening. High tide will be about 5.00pm at Southport, 5.45pm at Hobart and 7.00pm at Strahan.
The State Emergency Service and Tasmania Police advise that people should:
  • Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
  • Keep clear of fallen power lines.
  • Don't drive, ride or walk through water flowing over roads and bridges and obey all road closure signs.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES on 132 500.

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