Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning for TAS
Tasmanian Regional Office
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CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
Issued at 2:41 pm Sunday, 15 May 2016.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in Tasmania/Antarctica.
The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.
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.
The Bega Valley Shire Council is caught in a perfect storm of insurers and governments avoiding claims to repair storm damage to a heritage wharf.
During a thunderstorm, approximately 20 percent of lightning strikes reach the ground and the rest occur within the cloud.
The 2016 snow season has reached a new peak depth this week according to measurements taken today.