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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

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Severe Weather Warning
for ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES

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

Issued at 4:49 am Wednesday, 15 August 2018.

ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES ALONG THE NORTH COAST OF TASMANIA WEDNESDAY.

Weather Situation: A very vigorous west to northwesterly stream will coincide with high tide this afternoon.

ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES which may cause sea water flooding of low lying areas are likely along the north coast, Bass Strait islands and Tamar River during the WEDNESDAY afternoon high tide between 2:30pm and 3:30pm.

Water levels could exceed the highest standard (astronomical) tide of the year by 30 to 40 cm during this afternoons' high tide.

Strong west to northwesterly winds today coinciding with high tide may lead to some coastal erosion.

Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, Currie, Smithton, Launceston and Whitemark.

34cm above HAT has been reported at Burnie NTC AWS

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Supervise children closely.
* Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings.
* Manage pets and livestock.
* Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters.
* Be prepared in case of power outages and report any outages to TasNetworks on 132 004.
* 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 11:00 am AEST Wednesday.

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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