Monday, May 2, 2016

Tonight's weather warnings

  • Severe weather warning: damaging winds
  • Road weather alert
  • Sheep graziers alert
  • Marine weatheer warning


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 9.26pm on Monday 2 May 2016.

For all of Tasmania

Weather situation: An approaching cold front will produce strong northwesterly winds in all districts overnight tonight and early tomorrow morning, before contracting to the northeast.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS around 60 km/h with peak gusts of 110 km/h are forecast for the King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western and East Coast forecast districts and parts of the Central Plateau, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.

Several elevated and coastal sites have recorded wind gusts in excess of 100 km/h, with the strongest gust of 128 km/h at Scotts Peak. Devonport has received a gust of 87 km/h, Hobart 83 km/h and Launceston Airport 83 km/h.

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 5am Tuesday.


Road Weather Alert

for Upper Derwent Valley, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands and South East forecast districts

Issued at 9.19pm on Monday 2 May 2016.

Reduced visibility in heavy rain will make road conditions dangerous during Tuesday in parts of the North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, 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 5am Tuesday.



Warning to Sheep Graziers


for the Upper Derwent Valley, King Island, Midlands, Central North, South East, North West Coast and North East forecast districts

Issued at 9.18pm on Monday 2 May 2016.

Sheep Graziers are warned that cold temperatures, rain and strong northwesterly winds are expected during Tuesday. Areas likely to be affected include the North West Coast forecast district and parts of the North East, Midlands, Central North, Upper Derwent Valley, South East 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.


Marine Wind Warning

Issued at 4.16pm on Monday, May 2, 2016
for the period until midnight Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Wind Warnings for Monday, May 2

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

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

Wind Warnings for Tuesday, May 3

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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