Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Severe weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology

Severe Weather Warning

Severe Weather Warning
for destructive winds and damaging winds
for people in the Upper Derwent Valley, Central Plateau, South East, Midlands, King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East, and Western forecast districts

Issued at 4:53pm on Tuesday 29 July 2014.
For all of Tasmania

Weather Situation

An area of low pressure lies to the southwest of Tasmania with an embedded trough in a west to northwesterly airstream to cross Tasmania this evening, and an intense low to pass to the south of the state tonight.
Destructive winds around 60 km/h with peak gusts of 130 km/h are forecast for the South East forecast district for a period at first this evening as a fast moving band of showers and possible storms crosses from the west.
Damaging west to northwest winds around 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast for all remaining districts of Tasmania this evening. Gusts may reach 120km/h about the west and in thunderstorms. Recent heavy rain about the north of the state may make trees fall more easily in gusty conditions. Winds are expected to ease early on Wednesday morning.
During Monday evening, thunderstorms caused wind damage about Burnie, Turners Beach, Ulverstone, Devonport and Latrobe. Over the last 6 hours wind gusts in excess of 90km/h have been recorded about many parts of the west and north of the state. Scotts Peak has just recorded a gust of 130km/h as an organised line of thunderstorms crossed.
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 11pm Tuesday.


Warning to Sheep Graziers
for the Upper Derwent Valley, North West Coast, Midlands, Central North, South East, Furneaux Islands, East Coast and North East forecast districts

Issued at 3:37pm on Tuesday 29 July 2014.
Sheep Graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong northwesterly winds are expected during Tuesday and Wednesday. Areas likely to be affected include the Central North, Upper Derwent Valley and North East forecast districts and parts of the Midlands, South East, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast and East Coast forecast districts. There is a high risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

Marine Wind Warnings

Issued at 4:07pm EST on Tuesday 29 July 2014
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 30 July 2014.

Wind Warnings for Tuesday 29 July

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

Wind Warnings for Wednesday 30 July

Strong Wind Warning for the following areas:
Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay and Storm Bay
Small Craft Alert for the following areas:
Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes
The next marine wind warning summary will be issued by 5am Wednesday.

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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