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
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