SEVERE WEATHER ALERT

ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES affecting Tasmania

SEVERE WEATHER ALERT

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING for ABNORMALLY HIGH

TIDES

The Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmanian Regional Office, has issued a SEVERE WEATHER WARNING for ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES affecting Tasmania's South East and East Coast Forecast Districts.

The Bureau says a cold westerly flow lies over Tasmania and is bringing low pressure and gusty westerly winds across the state today.

ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES which may cause sea water flooding of low lying areas are possible about southeast coasts this afternoon, more likely on west facing coastlines due to onshore winds.

The tides at Hobart during this afternoon's high tide are expected to peak around 40cm above the predicted astronomical tide height due to low pressure and sea level anomaly about southern Tasmanian waters.

Locations which may be affected include Hobart, Huonville, Dover and Dodges Ferry. 

The State Emergency Service advises that people should: 
* Supervise children closely. 
* Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings. 
* Manage pets and livestock. 
* Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters. 
* Be prepared in case of power outages. 
* Listen to local 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 AEST Thursday (17/8/17)

Warnings are also available through 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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