SEVERE WEATHER WARNING | Tasmania

Widespread area affected

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING | Tasmania
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING for DAMAGING WINDS for Tasmania's King Island, Western, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, East Coast, Central Plateau, Midlands and parts of the North East and North West Coast Forecast Districts.
Issued at 3:13 pm Sunday, 17 September 2017 for DAMAGING WINDS DURING MONDAY
 
A vigorous cold front approaches during Monday morning and directs a strong northwesterly airstream over Tasmania.
 
DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 km/h with peak gusts up to 100 km/h are possible over parts of western, southern, eastern and inland Tasmania during Monday morning and afternoon.
Gusts in excess of 100 km/h are possible over elevated terrain.
Locations which may be affected include Currie, Oatlands, Swansea, Bicheno, Orford, Strahan, Queenstown, New Norfolk, Bothwell, Hobart, Geeveston 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.
* Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving.
* 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 Sunday.
Area affected shown below 
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