Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for TAS


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Severe Weather Warning
for Damaging Winds

for parts of South East and East Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:40 pm Sunday, 28 February 2021.

DAMAGING SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHEAST TASMANIA DURING MONDAY EVENING

Weather Situation
Strong southwesterly winds develop across parts of southeastern Tasmania during Monday evening as a low pressure centre moves to the east of the state. Winds ease Tuesday morning.
DAMAGING WINDS for the following areas:
South East and East Coast
DAMAGING SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts around 100 km/h, are expected to develop across parts of southeast Tasmania during Monday evening. Winds are expected to ease early Tuesday.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Supervise children closely.
* Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings.
* Manage pets and livestock.
* Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment.
* Be prepared in case of power outages and report any outages to TasNetworks on 132 004.
* 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 emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEDT Sunday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
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