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Friday, January 3, 2014

Saturday severe weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
10pm update

Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds
for people in the Upper Derwent Valley North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Issued at 10:07pm on Friday 3 January 2014.

Weather Situation - A deep low pressure system will pass to the south of Tasmania Saturday morning.

Damaging westerly winds around 60km/h with peak gusts of 110km/h are forecast for the Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts and parts of the North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands and East Coast forecast districts.

Drivers are advised that gusty winds will make driving conditions dangerous.

In the last few hours Scotts Peak has gusted to 109km/h, Mt Wellington 107km/h, Maatsuyker Island 102km/h and Campania 83km/h.

The State Emergency Service and Tasmania Police advise that people should:
  • Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
  • Take care when driving on exposed roads, bridges and causeways. Remain indoors as much as possible.
  • Keep clear of fallen power lines.
For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES on 13 25 00.

The next warning will be issued by 5am Saturday.

Marine Wind Warning

Issued at 10:04pm on Friday 3 January 2014
For the period until midnight Saturday 4 January 2014.

Gale Warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay, Channel, Far North West Coast, Central North Coast, Banks Strait and Franklin Sound, East of Flinders Island, Upper East Coast, Lower East Coast, South East Coast, South West Coast and Central West Coast

Small Craft Alert for the following areas: Central Plateau Lakes and South-West Lakes

The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 5am Saturday.

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