Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts
Issued at 2:31pm on Monday 18 July 2016.
Northwesterly winds are still strong and gusty ahead of a cold front crossing Tasmania, but are beginning to ease.
The Severe Weather Warning for the Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
In the last 6 hours, the strongest recorded gusts were and 120 km/h at Scotts Peak, 119 km/h at Maatsuyker Island and 104 km/h at Hobart.
The State Emergency Service and Tasmania Police advise that people should:
- Supervise children closely
- Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters
- 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
No further warnings will be issued for this event.