High Winds Pound Tassie

Power outages and road closures

High Winds Pound Tassie
Hobart and surrounding districts have been smashed by high winds overnight.

The Tassie Capital experienced wind gusts of up to 113km/h at 1am to averages of 69km/h 

Mt Wellington recorded gusts up to 145km/h  at around 4am this morning with averages of 111km/h by 6am.

Tasmania Police closed Kalang Avenue, Glenorchy, after power lines were downed in the winds. The Avenue was closed for around two hours as TasNetwork repaired lines and roads for cleared.

Melifont Street in West Hobart was closed for around an hour whilst debris was removed from the road.


As the winds began to ease, the Bureau Of Meteorology canceled the Severe Weather Warning for Tasmania’s Western, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, North West Coast and Central Plateau Forecast Districts.

Tasnetworks reported more than 1220 customers were affected by power outages in Hobart, South Hobart and West Hobart with restoration expected after 11am. The latest power outages here > https://www.tasnetworks.com.au/current-power-outages/

The remainder of today is expected to see winds averaging 30-45 km/h becoming lighter this evening before turning northerly and easing to 15-20 km/h this evening.

Hobart weather > http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/hobart.shtml

Tasmanian Weather warnings > http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings/

Today’s high winds come less than two weeks after the city was hit with widespread flooding when the Hobart Rivulet broke its banks and poured into the CBD (Previous story https://www.triplem.com.au/news/hobart/hobart-tasmania-hit-by-flooding)