Severe Weather Warning
Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds
for people in the Upper Derwent Valley, Central Plateau, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts
Issued at 4:02pm on Tuesday 5 August 2014.
For damaging north-west to westerly winds southeast of a line from Eddystone Point to Strathgordon for Wednesday.
A cold front will approach the state from the south-west during Wednesday and cross the state Wednesday evening.
Damaging north-west to westerly winds to 55km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast for the South East, Upper Derwent Valley, Midlands and East Coast forecast districts, southern parts of the Western and Central Plateau forecast districts, and eastern parts of the North East forecast district from late Wednesday morning. Gusts may reach 110km/h about southern Tasmania during Wednesday afternoon. Damaging winds are expected to ease during Wednesday evening. Wet ground due to recent heavy rain may make trees fall more easily in windy conditions.
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.