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Tasmanians urged to batten down the hatches ahead of severe damaging winds on Tuesday

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100km/h gusts: Severe weather warning for damaging winds. Image / Stock

Parts of Tasmania are set to experience a blast of severe cold air as a front moves in from the ocean.

The cold front, which is expected to arrive on Tuesday morning, will bring with it strong gusts in excess of 100km/h.

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Affected areas include northern, western and some eastern districts, including the Furneaux Islands and King Island.

The BOM say locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, St Helens, Strahan, Geeveston and Dover.

The warning area. Image / BOM

The State Emergency Service (SES) are urging people to supervise children closely, check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings, manage pets and livestock and secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment.

“Be prepared in case of power outages and report any outages to TasNetworks on 132 004,” the SES said.

“Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving.”

Emergency assistance is available by calling the SES on 132 500.

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The strong winds are forecast to ease below warning thresholds by Tuesday evening.

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