Sunday, February 9, 2014

Severe weather warning - wind

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Severe Weather Warningfor damaging windsfor people in the North East, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 4:04am on Sunday, February 9, 2014.

Weather Situation

A cold front and trough will cross Tasmania during today with an associated low to pass south of the state.
Damaging winds around 60km/h with peak gusts of 100km/h are forecast for the South East forecast district and parts of the North East, East Coast and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts. Drivers are advised that gusty winds will make driving conditions dangerous.

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 11am Sunday.

Marine Wind Warnings for Sunday, February 9

Gale Warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay, Channel, South East Coast and South West Coast

Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Far North West Coast, Central North Coast, Banks Strait and Franklin Sound, East of Flinders Island, Upper East Coast, Lower East 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 4.05pm Sunday.

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.

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