Saturday, May 17, 2014

Weather warning updated

Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning 

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

Issued at 10:44am on Saturday 17 May 2014.

Severe weather warning for damaging winds south of line Strahan to Swansea

Weather Situation: Vigorous northwest to northerly flow ahead of a front to cross the state this afternoon. Damaging winds with peak gusts of 100km/h are still possible during the next three hours in parts of Upper Derwent Valley Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts.

Wind gusts of 126km/h have been recorded on Mt Wellington and 117km/h at Scotts Peak Dam 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 for further advice
  • For flood and storm emergency assistance, contact the SES on 13 25 00

The next warning will be issued by 1:45pm Saturday.

Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania
Issued at 10:39am on Saturday 17 May 2014
for the period until midnight Sunday 18 May 2014.

Wind Warnings for Saturday, May 17
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, May 17
Small Craft Alert for the following area: South West Lakes

The next next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 4:05pm Saturday.

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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