Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for TAS
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Western and South East forecast districts.
Issued at 9:51 am EST on Friday 1 August 2014.
An intense low pressure system centred to the southeast of the state will move
further away to the southeast of Tasmania during the day.
The Severe Weather Warning for parts of the Western and South East forecast
districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored
and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
Over the last three hours, the strongest wind gusts have been 90 km/h at
Maatsuyker Island and Tasman Island.
The State Emergency Service and Tasmania Police advise that people should:
- Supervise children closely
- Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters
- 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 flood and storm emergency assistance, contact the SES on 132 500
No further warnings will be issued for this event.
This warning is 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 this warning being broadcast regularly.