Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for TAS
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central
North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East Coast, Upper
Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.
Issued at 6:22 pm EST on Thursday 19 May 2016.
For southeast Tasmania for Thursday evening
The low is now moving away to the southeast, resulting gusty west to
southwesterly winds now starting to ease easing.
The Severe Weather Warning for the King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West
Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, East
Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts has been
cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings
will be issued if necessary.
No wind gusts greater than 100 km/h have been recorded within the warning area
within the last 2 hours.
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.