Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday morning weather warning updates

Still current:

Severe Weather Warning
Marine Weather Warning
Total Fire Ban

Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds
for people in the Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts
Issued at 3:16am on Sunday 28 September 2014.
Damaging winds for the southern half of Tasmania on Sunday.

Weather Situation: A vigorous cold front is approaching and will cross Tasmania tomorrow afternoon, with a fresh to strong northerly flow to shift west to northwesterly.

Damaging north to northwesterly winds around 60 km/h with peak gusts of 110 km/h are forecast for the Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts and parts of the Western, Central Plateau, Midlands and East Coast forecast districts. Winds are expected to increase during the morning, ahead of the front, then ease in the evening.

In the last three hours, wind gusts of 96 km/h have been recorded on Mt Wellington, with 76 km/h at Maatsuyker Island and 74 km/h at Tasman Island.

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 ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice
  • For flood and storm emergency assistance, contact the SES on 132 500

The next warning will be issued by 11am Sunday.


Total Fire Ban
Issued at 3:16am on Sunday 28 September 2014.

The Tasmania Fire Service has declared a day of Total Fire Ban for Sunday 28 September for the following area: Southern region

For further information regarding Fire Bans and other Fire Restrictions contact the Tasmania Fire Service on 6230 8600 or visit www.fire.tas.gov.au.


Updated Marine Wind Warning
Issued at 5:01am  on Sunday 28 September 2014
for the period until midnight EST Monday 29 September 2014.
Wind Warnings for Sunday 28 September
Strong Wind Warning for the following area: 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 South East Coast
Small Craft Alert for the following areas: Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes

Wind Warnings for Monday 29 September
Small Craft Alert for the following areas: Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes

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

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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