Weather Warnings - Severe Thunderstorm Warning for TAS
Tasmanian Regional Office
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CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
Issued at 10:28 pm Monday, 21 November 2016.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in Tasmania.
The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will
continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
A band of thunderstorms over and just inland of the northeast coast will rapidly
move away to the southeast. Hogan Island reported a gust to 117km/h at 8pm.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.
Warnings are 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 warnings being broadcast regularly.
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