Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Severe weather warning updated

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology


Severe Weather Warning

for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in South East, Central Plateau and parts of Western, Upper Derwent Valley, East Coast and North West Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:52 pm Monday, 21 May 2018.
DAMAGING WINDS ABOUT PARTS OF THE SOUTH EAST, CENTRAL PLATEAU, WESTERN AND ADJACENT DISTRICTS UNTIL EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

Weather Situation:
A vigorous west to southwesterly airstream prevails over Tasmania.


DAMAGING WEST TO SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h are possible over parts of the West, South, Central Plateau and Western Tiers until early Tuesday morning.
Wind gusts are expected to ease to below 100 km/h before sunrise Tuesday morning.
Locations which may be affected include Hobart, Geeveston, Dover, Huonville, Dodges Ferry, Waratah, Tarraleah and Lake St Clair.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Supervise children closely.
* Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings.
* Manage pets and livestock.
* Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment.
* 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 emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.


The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5am Tuesday.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 216
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