Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in Furneaux Islands, North East and parts of Western, Upper Derwent Valley, South East and Central North Forecast Districts.

Issued at 12:31 pm Saturday, 5 December 2020.


Weather Situation:
A cold front crosses Tasmania this evening with northwesterly winds to follow. The winds then become strong early Sunday as a low pressure centre approaches southwest Tasmania. Winds begin to ease Sunday evening.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts around 100 km/h, are expected across parts of northeast Tasmania, as well as the far south and southwest, during Sunday.

The damaging winds develop early Sunday and are expected to contract to the Furneaux Islands during Sunday evening. Damaging winds then clear the Furneaux group early Monday.

Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Scottsdale, Whitemark, Geeveston, Dover and Huonville.

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 for further advice.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.