Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in King Island, Furneaux Islands, Western, North West Coast and parts of South East, North East, East Coast, Central North and Central Plateau Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:55 am Saturday, 18 September 2021.


Weather Situation: Strong northwesterly winds will precede a cold front to cross Tasmania Sunday afternoon, with a west to northwesterly stream to follow and gradually moderate.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts up to 100 km/h are possible over western and far southern Tasmania during Sunday morning, extending to the north coast and then the east during the afternoon.

The strongest winds are expected to contract to the northeast during Sunday afternoon, then slightly ease before tending northwesterly again ahead of another front on Monday, bringing a colder southwesterly stream in its wake.

Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, St Helens, Swansea, Strahan and Dover.

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 for further advice.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.