Weather Warnings - Severe Weather Warning for TAS

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

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Cancellation Severe Weather Warning
For people in Western, North West Coast, Central North, Central Plateau and Midlands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:40 am Sunday, 19 August 2018.

Cancellation of Severe Weather Warning

Weather Situation:
A trough has now moved over northeastern Tasmania, with the threat to the northwest now easing.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in Tasmania.

The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

In the past 6 hours, the following wind gusts have been observed: 122 km/h Maatsuyker Island, 119 km/h Cape Grim, 107 at Hogan Island, 98 km/h Cape Sorell and 85 km/h at Luncheon Hill.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Supervise children closely.
* Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters.
* 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.


No further warnings will be issued for this event.

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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