Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for TAS

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Severe Weather Warning
for Damaging Winds

for King Island, Furneaux Islands and parts of North East, East Coast, North West Coast and Central North Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:16 am Sunday, 19 September 2021.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS.

Weather Situation
Strong and gusty northwesterly winds will precede a cold front to cross Tasmania Sunday afternoon, with a west to northwesterly stream to follow and gradually moderate.
DAMAGING WINDS for the following areas:
King Island, Furneaux Islands, North East, East Coast, North West Coast and Central North
DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts up to 100 km/h are possible over northern and eastern Tasmania today.
The strongest winds are expected to contract to the northeast during the afternoon, then slightly ease before tending northwesterly again ahead of another front on Monday, bringing a colder southwesterly change in its wake.
Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, Whitemark, St Helens, Swansea and Bicheno.
Northwesterly winds meaning over 60 km/h have been recorded at King Island and Devonport airports.

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 5:00 pm AEST Sunday.
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.

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