Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in the King Island, Furneaux Islands, North East, North West Coast and parts of the Western, East Coast and Central North Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:24 am Friday, 11 August 2017.

Strong and gusty west to northwesterly winds over Tasmania are expected to increase during Friday evening as a cold front moves across the state overnight.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 100 to 110km/h are likely about northwest Tasmania, along the north coast, and about northeast Tasmania tonight and early Saturday morning.

Winds are expected to ease slightly on Saturday morning, but remain strong and gusty until Saturday evening.

Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, Smithton, Scottsdale, Whitemark and St Helens.

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.
* 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.