Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:24 am Wednesday, 8 September 2021.

Damaging west to northwesterly winds overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning, to ease in the afternoon.

Weather Situation: A strong and gusty west to northwesterly stream precedes a cold front to cross Tasmania Thursday afternoon and evening, bringing a colder west to southwesterly change.

DAMAGING WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h are expected over southern Tasmania overnight Wednesday and Thursday morning, and about the northeast during Thursday morning and early afternoon.

Winds are expected to moderate below the warning threshold in the south during the morning, and about the northeast during the afternoon, however winds will remain fresh and gusty for the remainder of the day.

Locations which may be affected include St Helens, Swansea, New Norfolk, Hobart, Geeveston and Dover.

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 www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.