Thursday, July 14, 2016

Thursday: weather warnings continue

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

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 4:40am on Thursday 14 July 2016.

Weather Situation

Strong winds continue across Tasmania with a west to southwesterly airstream persisting over the state, strengthening this morning as a cold front passes to the south then beginning to ease this evening.

DAMAGING WEST TO SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS around 60 km/h with peak gusts up to 110 km/h are forecast for all of Tasmania, with winds expected to increase to 70 km/h with gusts to 120 km/h across the southern half of Tasmania this morning. Winds begin to ease across the state early this evening.
In the last 6 hours, the strongest recorded gusts were 135 km/h at Maatsuyker Island and 113 km/h at Cape Grim. Hobart also had a gust of 85 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 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 11am  Thursday.


Road Weather Alert for Tasmania
for Upper Derwent Valley, Western, Central Plateau and South East forecast districts

Issued at 4:32am on Thursday 14 July 2016.

Snow covered roads and reduced visibility in heavy rain will make driving conditions dangerous during Thursday in parts of the Western forecast districts, and for western parts of the Central Plateau, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.
The road weather alert for the North West Coast, Central North, North East, Midlands and East Coast forecast districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further alerts will be issued if necessary.
For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.

The next alert will be issued by 11am Thursday.


Warning to Sheep Graziers
for the Upper Derwent Valley, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central North, North East, Midlands, East Coast and South East forecast districts

Issued at 4:33am on Thursday 14 July 2016.

Sheep graziers are warned that cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected during Wednesday and Thursday. All Tasmanian grazing districts except King Island are likely to be affected. There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.

The next warning will be issued by 11am Thursday.

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