Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in King Island, Furneaux Islands, Western, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, North East, East Coast, North West Coast, Central North, Central Plateau and Midlands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:12 am Thursday, 23 September 2021.

DAMAGING WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ON FRIDAY

Weather Situation: Another cold front will cross Tasmania during Friday, with potentially damaging west to northwesterly winds ahead of it. Winds behind the cold front will shift to a very cold southwesterly, bringing snow to low levels later Friday as the winds ease.

DAMAGING WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts near 100 km/h, are possible in most areas from late morning.

The area of damaging winds is expected to contract to the northeast by late afternoon, and ease below the warning threshold in the evening.

Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, Launceston, St Helens, Swansea, Strahan, New Norfolk and Hobart.

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.