SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS FOR DAMAGING WINDS
for people in the Upper Derwent Valley, King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts
Issued at 9.48pm on Monday 11 May 2015.
For all of Tasmania.
Weather Situation: An intense low pressure system will move to the south of Tasmania on Tuesday, with two associated cold fronts to cross the state during the day.
DAMAGING WEST to NORTHWEST WINDS 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast for all of Tasmania on Tuesday, commencing about the Bass Strait Islands and western parts of the state during the early morning, extending statewide during the day and tending southwesterly in the afternoon. Damaging winds are expected to contract to the far southeast on Tuesday evening.
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
WARNING TO SHEEP GRAZIERS
for the Upper Derwent Valley, South East, North West Coast and King Island forecast districts
Issued at 9.49pm on Monday 11 May 2015.
Sheep Graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected during Tuesday. Areas likely to be affected include parts of the Upper Derwent Valley, South East, North West Coast and King Island forecast districts. There is a high risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.
The next warning will be issued by 5am Tuesday.
WIND WARNINGS FOR TUESDAY
Gale Warning for the following areas: 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, South 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 5am Tuesday.
Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.