Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in Central North, Midlands and parts of Upper Derwent Valley, South East, North East, East Coast, North West Coast and Central Plateau Forecast Districts.
Issued at 2:08 am Saturday, 6 April 2019.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Launceston, New Norfolk, Bothwell, Hobart, Geeveston and Dover.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Western district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
A line of thunderstorms that moved over the west coast has produced wind gusts of 94 km/h at Strahan at 12:20am.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.
The next warning is due to be issued by 5:10 am.
If severe thunderstorms develop in Hobart and Surrounds, a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 216. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.