Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for TAS

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

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Cancellation Severe Weather Warning
For people in King Island, Furneaux Islands, North East, North West Coast and Central North Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:33 am Friday, 15 June 2018.

DAMAGING WINDS FOR NORTH COAST OF TASMANIA ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED

Weather Situation: A cold front over eastern Tasmania will continue moving eastwards, while associated lows persist to the south during today. A westerly change in the west will extend throughout this morning and gradually moderate, however gusty thunderstorms about the north and west coast this morning are still possible.

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 6 hours the strongest wind gusts reported were 120km/h at Cape Grim, 107km/h Hogan Island, 98km/h Swan Island and 94 km/hr Mt Read.

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. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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