Monday, July 18, 2016

Severe weather warning: damaging winds

Bureau of Meteorology


Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the Upper Derwent Valley, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Issued at 10:35am on Monday 18 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A cold front will cross Tasmania this afternoon, with a strong and gusty northwesterly airstream ahead of the front.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS around 60 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast for parts of the Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts today during the morning and afternoon.

In the last 6 hours, the strongest recorded gusts were and 122 km/h at Mt Wellington, 119 km/h at Hartz Mountains and 104 km/h at 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 for further advice

For flood and storm emergency assistance, contact the SES on 132 500

The next warning will be issued by 5pm Monday.

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