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Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for TAS

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the King Island, Furneaux Islands, Central North, North East,
Western and South East forecast districts.

Issued at 4:08 pm EST on Monday 25 July 2016.

Weather Situation
A significant cold front will cross Tasmania this evening, with a deep low to
pass just to the south of the state early on Tuesday, bringing strong and gusty
winds.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS around 70 km/h with peak gusts of 110 km/h are
forecast for the Furneaux Islands forecast district and parts of the King
Island, Central North, North East and Western forecast districts this evening.
DAMAGING WESTERLY WINDS around 70 km/h with peak gusts of 110 km/h are forecast
for the Western and South East forecast districts south of a line from Low
Rocky Point to Tasman Island overnight and early tomorrow morning.

Since 3pm, King island reported a wind gust to 96km/h.

The State Emergency Service and Tasmania Police advise that people should:
- Supervise children closely
- Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment
- Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings
- Manage pets and livestock
- Be prepared in case of power outages
- 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
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 pm EST Monday.

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.
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