Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:09 am Thursday, 5 July 2018.
DAMAGING WINDS ABOUT THE NORTH AND WEST TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING

Weather Situation: A cold front crossing Tasmania tonight will bring very strong winds and isolated thunderstorms across parts of the north and west.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h and gusts of 90km/h are possible about northern and western Tasmania late Thursday night and early Friday morning, with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h possible with thunderstorms.

Winds about the north are expected to ease a little from around sunrise, but are expected to strengthen again late Friday evening.

Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, Scottsdale, Whitemark, Strahan and Queenstown.

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.