Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian Regional Office
CANCELLATION SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
Issued at 2:22 pm Saturday, 14 January 2017.
The threat of DAMAGING WINDS is no longer occurring in Tasmania, although winds are expected to remain fresh and gusty for the remainder of the day.
The immediate threat of severe weather as passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
In the past 6 hours the strongest wind gusts reported are:
Mt Wellington 146 km/h, Maatsuyker Is 126 km/h, Cape Grim 119 km/h, Hartz Mountains 117 km/h, Cape Bruny 98 km/h, Mount Read 96 km/h, Hobart Airport 89 km/h, Dunalley and Tunnack 85 km/h, Bushy Park 81 km/h, Hobart 80 km/h.
The State Emergency Service advises 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 emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 216.