Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New Norfolk: severe thunderstorm warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for HEAVY RAINFALL and LARGE HAILSTONES

For people in the Upper Derwent Valley, South East, Midlands and parts of the Western, East Coast and Central Plateau Forecast Districts.

Issued at 1:19 pm Tuesday, 16 December 2014.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Hobart, Swansea, New Norfolk, Orford, Bothwell and Richmond.

The area covered by the warning.
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The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover.
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 13 25 00.

The next warning is due to be issued by 4:20 pm.

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