Bureau of Meteorology
Cancellation Severe Weather Warning
For people in Western, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, East Coast and Midlands Forecast Districts.
Issued at 1:59 pm Wednesday, 12 September 2018.
DAMAGING WINDS OVER SOUTHERN TASMANIA ON WEDNESDAY HAVE EASED
Weather Situation: A trough that crossed Tasmania this morning brought strong and gusty west to northwesterly winds.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in Tasmania.
The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
In the last six hours, gusts of note include 159km/h at Maatsuyker Island, 126km/h Scotts Peak and 117 km/h on Mt Wellington.
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.