Monday, June 8, 2015

Overnight weather warnings

Road Weather Alert

for Central Plateau, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 3.56pm on Monday 8 June 2015.

Snow covered roads above 500 metres will make driving conditions dangerous during Tuesday in parts of the Central Plateau, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.
For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.

The next alert will be issued by 11pm Monday.


Warning to Sheep Graziers

for the North West Coast, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, Furneaux Islands, East Coast and North East forecast districts

Issued at 3.55pm on Monday 8 June 2015.

Sheep Graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected later on Monday and during Tuesday. Areas likely to be affected include the Upper Derwent Valley, South East and Furneaux Islands forecast districts and parts of the Midlands, North West Coast, East Coast and North East forecast districts. There is a high risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

The next warning will be issued by 11pm Monday.


Severe Weather Warning

for damaging winds
for people in the Upper Derwnt 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 5.39pm on Monday 8 June 2015.

For all of Tasmania this evening.

Weather Situation

A very strong northwesterly airstream is over Tasmania, ahead of a cold front that is currently near the west coast and will cross the state during this evening.

DAMAGING WINDS around 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 110 km/h are forecast for all Tasmanian forecast districts, with gusts of 120 km/h possible about the south and east.
Maximum recorded wind gusts over the last six hours: 185 km/h Maatsuyker Island, 157 km/h Scotts Peak, 143 km/h Hartz Mountain, 106 km/h Hobart.

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 Monday.


Marine Wind Warning Summary

Updated Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania

Issued at 4.48pm on Monday 8 June 2015
for the period until midnight Tuesday 9 June 2015.

Wind Warnings for Monday 8 June

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 and Central West Coast
Small Craft Alert for the following areas: Central Plateau Lakes and South West Lakes

Wind Warnings for Tuesday 9 June

Strong Wind Warning for the following areas: Derwent Estuary, Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay, Storm Bay, Channel and Upper East 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.

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