Monday, July 28, 2014

Central Plateau weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Central Plateau, King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East and Western forecast districts

Issued at 10:11pm on Monday 28 July 2014.
For areas west of a line from Eddystone Point to Liawenee to South East Cape

Weather Situation
An area of low pressure lies to the southwest of Tasmania with a number of embedded troughs in a west to northwesterly airstream to cross Tasmania overnight and on Tuesday.

Damaging west to northwest winds around 55 km/h with gusts of 100 km/h are forecast for the King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East and Western forecast districts and parts of the Central Plateau forecast district. Gusts of 110km/h are possible with thunderstorms. Winds are expected to ease for a period from late Tuesday morning but damaging gusts are expected to redevelop later.

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 13 25 00
The next warning will be issued by 5am Tuesday.

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