Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDSFor people in Western, Upper Derwent Valley, South East and parts of East Coast, Central Plateau and Midlands Forecast Districts.
Issued at 4:14 pm Tuesday, 11 September 2018.
DAMAGING WINDS OVER WESTERN AND SOUTHERN TASMANIA ON WEDNESDAY
Weather Situation: A cold front is expected to cross Tasmania tonight, followed by a trough to cross Tasmania on Wednesday morning. These feature will bring strong and gusty west to northwesterly winds, particularly during Wednesday morning.
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are possible throughout Wednesday morning in the west of the State, and from mid Wednesday morning until early afternoon in the south of the state.
Winds are expected to ease during the afternoon.
Locations which may be affected include Strahan, New Norfolk, Bothwell, Hobart, Geeveston and Dover.
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 and report any outages to TasNetworks on 132 004.
* 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 11pm Tuesday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 216.