Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Derwent flood warning number 5

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 10:38 am on Tuesday 16 July 2019


Flood Warning Number: 5

Minor flooding is occurring in the lower Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam with a minor peak expected Tuesday afternoon. Minor flooding is also occurring along the Styx River. 

Flooding is not expected to extend downstream to River Derwent at Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk during Tuesday and Wednesday.

River rises are continuing in the upper Derwent, Nive, Ouse, Florentine, Tyenna and Plenty Rivers.

Additional river rises are likely from Wednesday, based on forecast rainfall.

Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next couple of days.


River Derwent above River Ouse:

River rises are continuing in the upper River Derwent and its tributaries.

River Ouse:

River rises are occurring along the River Ouse. Lake Augusta is spilling in the upper catchment.

The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 1.24 metres and rising. The River Ouse at Ashton is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Tuesday.

The River Ouse at Ouse is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Tuesday.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

River rises are continuing along the Florentine River and the middle reaches of the River Derwent.

Tyenna River:

River rises are continuing along the Tyenna River.

Styx River:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Styx River. The Styx River at Bruces Bridge is currently 2.12 m and falling. River levels are expected to ease below the minor flood level (2.0 m) during Tuesday.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding is occurring along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.

The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 4.31 metres and rising. River levels are expected to remain above the minor flood level (4.10 m) during Tuesday. A minor peak between 4.50 and 4.80 metres is likely Tuesday afternoon.

The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.95 metres and rising. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Tuesday and Wednesday.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

River rises are continuing along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.

The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.35 metres and rising. The River Derwent at New Norfolk is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Tuesday and Wednesday.


Flood Safety Advice:

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au

Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500

For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Next Issue:

The next warning will be issued by 10:30 am on Wednesday 17 July 2019.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.96Steady10:00 AM TUE 16/07/19
River Ouse at Ashton1.24Rising10:00 AM TUE 16/07/19
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.97Steady09:30 AM TUE 16/07/19
River Clyde at Bothwell0.06Steady08:00 AM TUE 16/07/19
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam4.31Rising10:00 AM TUE 16/07/19
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.95Rising10:01 AM TUE 16/07/19
Tyenna River at Newbury1.24Steady08:15 AM TUE 16/07/19
Styx River at Bruces Bridge2.13Falling10:13 AM TUE 16/07/19
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.35Rising10:23 AM TUE 16/07/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Don't ask about the geese

QUESTIONS or comments about the recent poisoning of birds at Tynwald Park will not be addressed until the completion of an independent review, a spokesman has announced on the Derwent Valley Council's Facebook page this afternoon.

With the monthly council meeting to be held this Thursday night, an unsigned statement on the council Facebook page says no comment will be made on the events of late last month, until the findings of an independent review have been delivered, probably late next week.

"We understand that there are many people who would like an update on the incident involving the geese at Tynwald Park. Council has commissioned an independent review into the matter and is unable to comment further until the findings have been delivered," the spokesman wrote.

"Accordingly, no questions or comments either on, or without notice will be responded to until such time as this process is complete. It is expected that the investigator’s report will be provided later next week, following which a statement will be provided to the community. "

On the morning of July 29, a number of geese and ducks were found dead at Tynwald Park. A number of dead and dying plovers were found in the same area on July 30. On July 2, council general manager Greg Winton acknowledged that a certified and licenced pest control company had been used to lay chemically laced baits to remove feral geese from Tynwald Park, New Norfolk. After conducting his own preliminary investigation, Mr Winton commissioned an independent inquiry into what had led from a decision to sedate and relocate the geese, to poisoning them.

Mayor Ben Shaw has since appointed Daniel Smee as acting general manager following the Mr Winton's decision to stand aside while the circumstances of the bird culling is investigated. Mr Smee is the executive manager of governance and community services at Kingborough Council and has recently served as acting general manager of the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council.


In the Mood for electric car charging

Mood Food New Norfolk will soon have an electric vehicle
 fast-charger for public use.
THE State Government will contribute to the cost of a fast-charging station for electric vehicles at New Norfolk as part of a network of 14 across the state.

Environment, Parks and Heritage Minister Peter Gutwein said the government’s investment of more than half a million dollars into a statewide electric vehicle fast-charging network would stimulate a total spend of over $2.5 million.

"Tasmania has what the rest of the nation needs and wants, low cost, reliable energy and our clean green electricity network is set to power the next generation of vehicles on Tasmanian roads," Mr Gutwein said.

Bennetts Petroleum, operator of Mood Food New Norfolk, will receive a grant of $35,000 from the Electric Vehicle ChargeSmart Grants – Fast Charging program. In a Facebook post, the business said having an electric vehicle fast-charger on site would be benefit the Derwent Valley region. "Thank you to the Tasmanian Climate Change Office for selecting us as a recipient of the Electric Vehicle ChargeSmart Grants."

The other locations will be in Hobart, the Huon Valley, Campbell Town, Elizabeth Town, Swansea, St Helens, Scottsdale, Burnie, Derwent Bridge, Queenstown and Devonport.

"Not only will drivers be able to access 14 new charging stations at 12 different locations, but will be able to charge up in a matter of minutes at several locations, with the rollout of ultra-fast charging stations. The fast charging network will be supplemented by the state’s destination charging stations at businesses, carparks and visitors destinations," Mr Gutwein said.

"Electric vehicles powered by Tasmanian renewable energy have enormous potential to significantly improve the state’s vehicle fleet through reduced costs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Through the government’s Electric Vehicle ChargeSmart Grants – Fast Charging program we are empowering more Tasmanians to take up electric vehicle ownership and reduce their carbon footprint," he said.


Weekend footy scores

New Norfolk seniors: Bye
New Norfolk reserves: Bye

WOMEN: New Norfolk played The Port (Cygnet) at Boyer Oval at noon on Saturday
New Norfolk 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
The Port  1.4-10 5.8-38 10.9-69 12.12-84
New Norfolk - Best Players: M. Visser, C. Percey, B. Franklin, S. Cantrell, N. McKenzie, K. Slater.
The Port - Goal Kickers: E. Direen 4, S. Fox 3, A. Munnings, H. Cowmeadow, S. Brouwer, M. Eaves, C. Coad; Best Players: T. Dillon, S. Fox, E. Duggan, M. Eaves, S. Kluga, B. Griggs.

COLTS: New Norfolk played Southern Storm at Boyer Oval at 10am on Saturday
New Norfolk 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1-1
Southern Storm 6.4-40 8.8-56 10.10-70 15.17-107
New Norfolk - Best: Not supplied.
Southern Storm - Goals: C. Soward 4, L. Paton 3, J. Zeitzen 2, E. Lovell 2, M. Bastick, E. Cowen, N. Clifford, B. Sculthorpe; Best: R. Scotland, L. Paton, C. Soward, M. Bastick, N. Clifford, B. Sculthorpe.

NEXT GAMES - Boyer Oval, July 20
SENIORS: New Norfolk v Huonville, 2.30pm
RESERVES: New Norfolk v Huonville, 12.30pm
COLTS: New Norfolk v Huonville, 10.30am
WOMEN: New Norfolk v University, 9am

Derwent minor flood warning updated

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 11:19am on Monday 15 July 2019

Flood Warning Number: 4
Minor flooding will continue in the lower Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam during Monday. Additional river rises are expected from Tuesday morning due to forecast rainfall and snowmelt.
Flooding is not expected to extend downstream to Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk during Monday.
River rises are continuing in the upper Derwent, Nive, Ouse, Florentine, Tyenna, Styx and Plenty Rivers..
Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next couple of days.


River Derwent above River Ouse:

River rises are continuing in the upper River Derwent and its tributaries.

River Ouse:

River rises are occurring along the River Ouse. Lake Augusta is spilling in the upper catchment.
The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 1.11 metres and steady. The River Ouse at Ashton is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Monday.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

River rises are continuing along the Florentine River and the middle reaches of the River Derwent.

Tyenna River:

River rises are continuing along the Tyenna River.

Styx River:

Minor flooding may re-develop along the Styx River overnight Monday into Tuesday due to rainfall forecast overnight and snowmelt . The Styx River at Bruces Bridge is currently 1.70 m and steady. The minor flood level is 2.0 m.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding is expected along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 4.05 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is expected to remain around the minor flood level (4.10 m) during Monday. Additional rises are expected from Tuesday morning.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.77 metres and steady. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Monday.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

River rises are continuing along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.20 metres and steady. The River Derwent at New Norfolk is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Monday.


Flood Safety Advice:

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au
Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au
For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Next Issue:

The next warning will be issued by 11am on Tuesday 16 July 2019.

Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.91Steady04:00 AM MON 15/07/19
River Ouse at Ashton1.10Steady10:30 AM MON 15/07/19
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.96Steady10:30 AM MON 15/07/19
River Clyde at Bothwell0.09Steady10:00 AM MON 15/07/19
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam4.05Steady10:30 AM MON 15/07/19
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.78Steady10:52 AM MON 15/07/19
Tyenna River at Newbury1.28Steady10:15 AM MON 15/07/19
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.65Falling10:58 AM MON 15/07/19
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.20Steady10:24 AM MON 15/07/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.

Sheep graziers warning cancelled

Bureau of Meteorology

Tasmania

Cancellation of Warning to Sheep Graziers
for the King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts

Issued at 10:09 am on Monday 15 July 2019.


The Warning to Sheep Graziers for the King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts has been cancelled.

No further warnings will be issued for this event.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Update to minor flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 10:51 am on Sunday 14 July 2019
Flood Warning Number: 3

Minor flooding is occurring along the Styx River. Renewed river rises are occurring along River Derwent tributaries and minor flooding may develop along the lower Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam during Monday. Flooding is not expected to extend downstream to Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk.
River rises are occurring in the upper Derwent, Nive, Ouse, Florentine, Tyenna, Styx and Plenty Rivers.
Snowmelt may add to runoff.
Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next couple of days.


River Derwent above River Ouse:

River rises are occurring in the upper River Derwent and its tributaries.

River Ouse:

River rises are occurring along the River Ouse. Lake Augusta is spilling in the upper catchment.
The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 0.97 metres and steady. River levels are expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Sunday.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

Renewed river rises are occurring along the Florentine River and the middle reaches of the River Derwent.

Tyenna River:

Renewed river rises are occurring in the Tyenna River.

Styx River:

Minor flooding is occurring along the Styx River. The Styx River at Bruces Bridge is currently 2.08 m and rising. River levels may remain around the minor flood level (2.0 m) during Sunday.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 3.23 metres and rising. Renewed rises are expected from Sunday. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam may reach the minor flood level (4.10 m) during Monday.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.27 metres and falling. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is likely to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Sunday and Monday.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

River rises are occurring along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.00 metres and rising. The River Derwent at New Norfolk is likely to remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Sunday and Monday.


Flood Safety Advice:

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au
Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au
For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Next Issue:

The next warning will be issued by 11am on Monday 15 July 2019.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.88Steady12:30 PM SAT 13/07/19
River Ouse at Ashton0.98Steady10:00 AM SUN 14/07/19
River Ouse at 3B Weir0.89Steady10:00 AM SUN 14/07/19
River Clyde at Bothwell0.05Steady10:00 AM SUN 14/07/19
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam3.23Rising10:00 AM SUN 14/07/19
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.28Falling09:51 AM SUN 14/07/19
Tyenna River at Newbury1.09Steady10:15 AM SUN 14/07/19
Styx River at Bruces Bridge2.08Rising10:08 AM SUN 14/07/19
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.00Rising10:35 AM SUN 14/07/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.

Sunday weather warnings

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued the following weather warnings with effect in parts of the Derwent Valley this morning. Click on the links for updates.


Tasmania Police community alerts and road closures

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Derwent River minor flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 9:43am on Saturday 13 July 2019

Flood Warning Number: 2
Minor flooding may develop along the lower Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam during Saturday morning. Flooding is not expected to extend downstream to Macquarie Plains and New Norfolk during Saturday.
River rises are occurring in the upper Derwent, Nive, Ouse, Florentine, Tyenna, Styx and Plenty Rivers.
Snow may accumulate at higher elevations over the weekend.
Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next couple of days.


River Derwent above River Ouse:

River rises are occurring in the upper River Derwent and its tributaries.

River Ouse:

River rises are occurring along the River Ouse. Lake Augusta is spilling in the upper catchment.
The River Ouse at Ashton is currently at 1.42 metres and steady. The River Ouse at Ashton will remain below the minor flood level (2.40 m) during Saturday.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

Strong river rises are occurring along the Florentine River and the middle reaches of the River Derwent.

Tyenna River:

River rises are occurring in the Tyenna River.

Styx River:

River rises are occurring along the Styx River. River levels are likely to remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m) along the Styx River about Bruces Bridge during Saturday.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 3.89 metres and rising. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is expected to peak between 3.90 and 4.10 metres Saturday morning. The minor flood level is 4.10 m.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 2.15 metres and rising. River levels are expected to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) during Saturday.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

River rises are occurring along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.02 metres and falling. The River Derwent at New Norfolk is expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.00 m) during Saturday.


Flood Safety Advice:

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au
Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au
For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.


Next Issue:

The next warning will be issued by 11am on Sunday 14 July 2019.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.88Steady09:00 AM SAT 13/07/19
River Ouse at Ashton1.42Steady09:00 AM SAT 13/07/19
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.13Steady08:30 AM SAT 13/07/19
River Clyde at Bothwell0.07Steady08:00 AM SAT 13/07/19
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam3.89Rising09:00 AM SAT 13/07/19
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains2.15Rising09:27 AM SAT 13/07/19
Tyenna River at Newbury1.01Steady08:15 AM SAT 13/07/19
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.45Falling08:58 AM SAT 13/07/19
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.03Falling09:30 AM SAT 13/07/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.

Westerway movie night cancelled

DUE to significant water damage at the venue, Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D'FAT) has had to cancel tonight’s (Saturday) movie night at the Westerway Community Hall. 

D’FAT apologises for any inconvenience that this cancellation may cause but says the safety of all attendees and participants is its priority. Westerway Community Hall Committee president Patsy Clark added her own apology and said imminent upgrades should prevent a repeat of the flooding issue.

Poster for Ralph Breaks
the Internet.
A spokesman said D'FAT looked forward to scheduling another movie night in the upper Derwent Valley in the near future. In the meantime, an outdoor movie night with free admission will be held at New Norfolk next Saturday, July 20.

The 3D computer-animated comedy film Ralph Breaks the Internet will be screened on the lawn at Arthur Square, presented by D'FAT and the Salvation Army in association with Tassie Open-Air Cinemas.

The July 20 screening at Arthur Square will start at 7pm, with food and drinks available on site. It is a drug and alcohol-free event. For more information contact D'FAT by emailing info@dfat.com.au, looking up the Facebook page or by calling Matt on 0459 096 003.

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Saturday weather warnings

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued the following weather warnings with effect in parts of the Derwent Valley this morning. Click on the links for updates.


Tasmania Police community alerts and road closures

Friday, July 12, 2019

Derwent River initial flood warning

Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the River Derwent

Issued at 7pm on Friday 12 July 2019

Flood Warning Number: 1
Minor flooding may develop along the lower Derwent River below Meadowbank Dam during Saturday morning.
Strong river rises are occurring in the upper Derwent, Nive, Ouse, Florentine and Styx Rivers.
Wayatinah Lagoon, Lake Catagunya and Lake Repulse are spilling. Lake Cluny is expected to commence spilling this evening. Lake Meadow Bank is spilling.
Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next couple of days.


River Derwent above River Ouse:

Strong river rises are occurring in the upper River Derwent and its tributaries.

River Ouse:

Strong river rises are occurring along the River Ouse.

River Derwent above Meadowbank Dam:

Strong river rises are expected in the middle reaches of the River Derwent.

Tyenna River:

River rises are occurring in the Tyenna River.

Styx River:

River rises have occurred along the Styx River. River levels are expected to remain below the minor flood level (2.0 m) along the Styx River about Bruces Bridge overnight Friday.

River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam.
The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam is currently at 2.81 metres and steady. The River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam may reach the minor flood level (4.10 m) Saturday morning.
The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is currently at 1.65 metres and steady. The River Derwent at Macquarie Plains is likely to remain below the minor flood level (4.00 m) Saturday evening.

River Derwent around New Norfolk:

Minor flooding may occur along the River Derwent around New Norfolk.
The River Derwent at New Norfolk is currently at 1.62 metres and steady. The River Derwent at New Norfolk may exceed the minor flood level (2.00 m) Saturday evening.


Flood Safety Advice:

FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au
Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au
For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Next Issue:

The next warning will be issued by 10am on Saturday 13 July 2019.


Latest River Heights:

LocationHeight of River (m)TendencyDate/Time of Observation
River Derwent below Lake St Clair1.85Steady06:30 PM FRI 12/07/19
River Ouse at Ashton1.54Steady06:30 PM FRI 12/07/19
River Ouse at 3B Weir1.15Steady06:30 PM FRI 12/07/19
River Clyde at Bothwell0.05Steady06:00 PM FRI 12/07/19
River Derwent below Meadowbank Dam2.64Falling06:30 PM FRI 12/07/19
River Derwent at Macquarie Plains1.68Steady06:52 PM FRI 12/07/19
Tyenna River at Newbury0.85Steady06:15 PM FRI 12/07/19
Styx River at Bruces Bridge1.68Steady06:50 PM FRI 12/07/19
River Derwent at New Norfolk1.48Falling06:45 PM FRI 12/07/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.

Friday weather warnings

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued the following weather warnings with effect in parts of the Derwent Valley this morning. Click on the links for updates.


Tasmania Police community alerts and road closures

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Friday road weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Road Weather Alert for Tasmania
for North East, Western, Central Plateau and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts

Issued at 3:57 pm on Thursday 11 July 2019.

Snow covered roads above 600 metres will make driving conditions dangerous during Friday in parts of the North East, Western, Central Plateau and Upper Derwent Valley forecast districts.
For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the Police.

The next alert will be issued by 11pm Thursday.

Severe weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology

Severe Weather Warning

for DAMAGING WINDS


For people in the King Island, Furneaux Islands, Western, South East, North West Coast and parts of the Upper Derwent Valley, North East, East Coast, Central North and Central Plateau Forecast Districts.
Issued at 9:49 am Thursday, 11 July 2019.

DAMAGING WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ABOUT NORTHERN, WESTERN AND SOUTHERN TASMANIA.

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Weather Situation: A vigorous west to northwesterly flow over Tasmania increases tonight as a warm front, followed by a cold front crosses the state later tonight and early Friday.

DAMAGING WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 80 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h are likely THURSDAY afternoon and evening about Bass Strait and the north coast, and also about the west Thursday night. Damaging winds are then expected to extend to the south for a period Friday morning.
Winds are then expected to gradually moderate below warning thresholds during Friday.
Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, Strahan, Hobart, Geeveston and Dover.
In the 6 hours prior to 9:30 am, 120 km/h gusts have been observed at Cape Grim, 113 km/h on Hogan Island and 102 km/h on Swan Island.

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 Thursday. Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.