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Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning for TAS

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian Regional Office

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for DAMAGING WINDS
For people in the
King Island,
Western,
North West Coast and parts of the
Central Plateau Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:24 pm Saturday, 22 July 2017.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area
over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Devonport,
Burnie, Currie, Smithton, Strahan and Queenstown.


A fast moving squall line of thunderstorms, associated with a cold front, is
approaching from the west in a northwesterly flow.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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 12:25 am Sunday.

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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