Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Western, North West Coast, Central North, Central Plateau and Midlands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:02 pm Thursday, 4 March 2021.

DAMAGING SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS ABOUT PARTS OF NORTHWEST AND INLAND TASMANIA TODAY AND FRIDAY MORNING.

Weather Situation:
A strong southwesterly airstream prevails over Tasmania and is expected to ease during Friday.

DAMAGING SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging around 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are are expected across inland parts of northwestern Tasmania, as well as parts of the Central Plateau. The damaging winds are expected to ease this evening and clear early Friday morning.

Locations which may be affected include Waratah.

Winds averaging around 70km/h have been reported around Cradle Valley.

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.