Monday, December 29, 2014

Severe thunderstorm warning

The area covered by the warning.
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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian Regional Office

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

for DAMAGING WIND and LARGE HAILSTONES

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

Issued at 11:43 am Monday, 29 December 2014.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include New Norfolk, Hobart, Huonville, Richmond, Oatlands and Orford. 

The State Emergency Service advises that people should: 
  • Move your car under cover or away from trees. 
  • Secure loose outdoor items. 
  • 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 2:45pm.

MARINE WIND WARNINGS

Issued at 10am on Monday 29 December 2014
for the period until midnight EDT Tuesday 30 December 2014.

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

Wind Warnings for Tuesday 30 December
Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay, Channel, Far North West Coast, Upper East Coast, South West Coast and Central West Coast

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 Monday.

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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