Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for TAS
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the King Island, Furneaux Islands, North West Coast, Central
North, North East, Western and Central Plateau forecast districts.
Issued at 11:33 am EDT on Wednesday 25 November 2015.
For a period later this afternoon about the west coast, and for a period this evening for the north coast, Central Plateau and Bass Strait Islands.
A cold front will cross the west coast later this afternoon, and move through
the north of the state in the evening.
DAMAGING NORTHWEST WINDS around 50 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are
forecast near the cold front for the King Island and Furneaux Islands forecast
districts and parts of the North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western
and Central Plateau forecast districts.
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 5:00 pm EDT Wednesday.
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.
The drying effect of El Nino is restricting irrigation in northern Tasmania.
Extreme heat has been affecting New South Wales again this week just ahead of a cooler change.
The fruit industry will ask consumers to lower their expectations on fruit quality this season.