Marine Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning for TAS
Tasmanian Regional Office
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CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
Issued at 10:48 pm Sunday, 1 January 2017.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in Tasmania.
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 highest rainfall rates reported were 21mm in 30 minutes at Campania and Tea
Tree Bend, and 12mm in 30 minutes in Hobart.
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.
Territorians should brace themselves for a very wet week, with rainfalls of up to 300 millimetres expected in some areas.
Severe thunderstorms are affecting three states this afternoon.
New Zealand is experiencing an unseasonably cool summer, whilst parts of eastern Australia endure their hottest start to the year on record.