Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Furneaux Islands and parts of South East, North East and East Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 7:47 am Friday, 5 February 2021.

DAMAGING NORTHEASTERLY WINDS ACROSS THE EAST COAST FROM FRIDAY EVENING TO SATURDAY MORNING

Weather Situation: Strong north to northeasterly winds develop across the east coast of Tasmania during Friday as a low pressure centre and trough approach from the west.

DAMAGING NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY WINDS, averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts around 80 to 90 km/h, are expected to develop along the east Tasmanian coast this evening, including the Furneaux Islands and parts of the northeast.

Winds are expected to ease Saturday morning.

Locations which may be affected include Whitemark, St Helens, Swansea, Bicheno, Orford and Fingal.

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.