Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for TAS
Severe Weather Warning
for people in the Furneaux Islands, North East and East Coast forecast
Issued at 3:33 pm EST on Tuesday 3 May 2016.
A cold front is clearing the northeast of Tasmania, with a strong westerly flow
expected to persist for the remainder of today.
The Severe Weather Warning for the Furneaux Islands, North East and East Coast
forecast districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be
monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
Several elevated and coastal sites have recorded wind gusts in excess of 100
km/h, with the strongest gust of 130 km/h at Maatsuyker Island. Winds have
eased since this morning and early afternoon, but remain gusty with speeds of
80 km/h still being observed across parts of Tasmania.
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.
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