Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 9:53 pm Friday, 13 April 2018.

Damaging winds in northern Tasmania during Saturday

A series of active cold fronts will affect Tasmania on Saturday bringing strong and gusty winds across the state. The first cold front will cross Tasmania in the early hours of Saturday morning, then a second, windier cold front will move across the state during the day.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h are expected about northern coastal regions from mid Saturday morning.

Winds are expected to tend westerly and ease slightly by early Saturday evening, but will remain fresh and gusty.

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

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.