SEVERE WEATHER WARNING: What you need to know!

Written by on September 11, 2019

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning Southern Tasmanians to prepare for strong winds tonight, with gusts of up to 110 km/h expected in parts of the state!

Weather Situation: West to northwesterly winds increase Wednesday evening ahead of a cold front crossing the state on Thursday morning.

DAMAGING WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are possible early Wednesday evening about the Huon Valley and far south, extending to the southeast and east later in the evening. Wind gusts on elevated terrain may reach 100 to 110 km/h.

Winds will remain strong and gusty overnight in parts of the south and east of Tasmania, with gusts peaking early on Thursday morning.

Winds are expected to ease below warning thresholds later on Thursday morning.

Locations which may be affected include St Helens, Swansea, Bicheno, New Norfolk, Hobart, Geeveston and Dover.

POWER CUTS: Thousands of Tasmanians are being warned power outage could be on their way this evening!

Pulse FM 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.

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