Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Upper Derwent Valley, South East and parts of Western, East Coast, Central Plateau and Midlands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:27 am Monday, 14 September 2020.

DAMAGING WESTERLY WINDS OVER TASMANIA

Weather Situation:
A strong westerly airstream across Tasmania will persist throughout Monday, then moderate on Tuesday morning.

DAMAGING WESTERLY WINDS, averaging 50 to 60 km/h with isolated gusts of 90 to 100 km/h, are expected across parts of southern and central Tasmania during Monday, before contracting to the far south of the state early on Tuesday morning.

Winds are expected to ease below warning thresholds during Tuesday morning.

Locations which may be affected include Orford, New Norfolk, Bothwell, Hobart, Geeveston and Dover.

In the past 6 hours, the strongest wind gusts have been: 137 km/h Maatsuyker Island, 111 km/h Mt Wellington (kunanyi), 102 km/h Hartz Mountains

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 and report any outages to TasNetworks on 132 004.
* Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving.
* Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.