Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 9:56 am Saturday, 5 March 2022.

Damaging winds in northeastern Tasmania on Sunday.

Weather Situation: A cold front will push through the central and eastern parts of the state this evening. Vigorous southeasterly winds following the front will strengthen overnight into Sunday morning, then gradually ease during Sunday afternoon.

DAMAGING WINDS with peak gusts in excess of 80 km/h are likely throughout the warning area from early Sunday morning, before easing Sunday afternoon. Recent rainfall has led to saturated soils in parts of the northeast, so trees may be more susceptible to falling down.

Locations which may be affected include Launceston, Scottsdale, Whitemark, Bridport, St Helens and Fingal.

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.