Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 4:44 pm Monday, 18 January 2021.

DAMAGING WINDS DEVELOPING ABOUT PARTS OF TASMANIA THIS AFTERNOON

Weather Situation: A deep low pressure system passes to the south of the state and a cold front crosses during Monday afternoon.

DAMAGING WEST TO SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are possible over the southeast and central areas of Tasmania this AFTERNOON and EVENING, with the threat area extending along the east coast and the northwest this EVENING. Wind gusts in excess of 100 km/h are possible over elevated and exposed coastal areas.

Winds expected to remain fresh and gusty across the state on MONDAY night, easing early TUESDAY morning.

Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, Swansea, New Norfolk, Hobart and Dover.

In the past 6 hours the strongest reported gusts were 133 km/h on kunanyi (Mt Wellington), 117 km/h Maatsuyker Island, 111 km/h at Hartz Mountain and Cape Bruny, 93 km/h at Dunalley and Tasman Island and 91 km/h at Hobart and Dennes Point.

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.