Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:14 am Thursday, 14 June 2018.

DAMAGING WINDS FOR NORTH COAST OF TASMANIA THIS EVENING AND EARLY FRIDAY

Weather Situation: A strong northwesterly airstream develops as a cold front with embedded thunderstorms crosses this evening and early Friday morning.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts around 100 km/h are possible across the north coast of Tasmania and Bass Strait islands this evening and early Friday morning.

The gustiest period is expected to be quite brief as the front crosses late this evening and very early Friday, with the strongest winds clearing the northeast of the state by sunrise. Note that isolated thunderstorms may briefly bring gusts in excess of 100km/h.

Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, Currie, Smithton, Ulverstone, George Town, Scottsdale, Whitemark and Bridport.

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.