Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
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 3:59pm on Wednesday 18 May 2016.
For the whole of Tasmania for Thursday
A vigorous cold front will cross Tasmania tomorrow as a low passes to the south, resulting in strong and gusty west to northwesterly winds.
DAMAGING WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast for Thursday for the whole of Tasmania, but 110km/h gusts are possible about the west and north coasts. Trees may fall easily where the ground is soft due to recent heavy rainfall.
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 132 500
The next warning will be issued by 11pm Wednesday.