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Damaging winds and thunderstorms forecast to lash Tasmania

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Damaging wind gusts of around 100km/h are forecast to continue over western, northern and some eastern districts of Tasmania into Tuesday evening.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for most of the state for damaging winds, possible showers and thunderstorms behind a cold front that brought sustained gales to parts of northern and western Tasmania overnight.


“West to northwesterly damaging wind gusts of around 100km/h remain possible over western, northern and some eastern districts, including the Furneaux Islands and King Island,” the Bureau said.

“Damaging wind gusts are forecast to ease below warning thresholds from the west during afternoon and throughout the state by this evening.”

Locations that may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, St Helens, Strahan, Geeveston and Dover.

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Wild weather on Tuesday morning saw 67km/h sustained winds recorded at the Burnie Port around 9am, 65km/h sustained winds at Devonport around 7:38am and a 128km/h wind gust at Scotts Peak Dam around 7:30am.

The State Emergency Service (SES) advises people to supervise children closely, check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings, manage pets and livestock, secure outdoor items and be prepared for power outages.

“Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving,” the SES said.


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