Saturday, May 17, 2014

Severe weather warning

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

Issued at 5:16am on Saturday 17 May 2014.
Severe weather warning for damaging winds south of line Strahan to Swansea

Weather Situation

Northwest to northerly winds strengthening ahead of a front to cross the state this afternoon.
Damaging winds around 60 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast for the Upper Derwent Valley forecast district and parts of the Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts.
Winds of 100 km/h have been recorded about elevated and exposed parts of the south this morning.
The State Emergency Service and Tasmania Police advise that people should:
  • Supervise children closely
  • Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment
  • Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings
  • Manage pets and livestock
  • Be prepared in case of power outages
  • 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 flood and storm emergency assistance, contact the SES on 132 500
The next warning will be issued by 11am Saturday.

Updated Marine Wind Warning

Issued at 5:01am on Saturday 17 May 2014
for the period until midnight Sunday 18 May 2014.

Wind Warnings for Saturday 17 May

Gale Warning for the following areas:
South East Coast and South West Coast
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry Bay 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 and Central West Coast
Small Craft Alert for the following areas:
Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes

Wind Warnings for Sunday 18 May

Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
South West Coast and Central West Coast
Small Craft Alert for the following area:
South West Lakes
The next next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:05pm Saturday.

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