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 10:31 am Friday, 31 May 2024.

Damaging wind gusts expected throughout the state during today.

Weather Situation: A deep low pressure system over the Southern Ocean to the west of Tasmania will move rapidly east-southeastwards today, passing by to the south of the state. An associated cold front will move across Tasmania during today.

Strong northwesterly winds averaging 50 to 60 km/h with DAMAGING WIND GUSTS around 110 km/h have developed throughout the state.

DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts around 100 km/h are also persisting about King Island, extending eastwards to the northeast coast and the Furneaux Islands during this afternoon.

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS are most likely to affect the Hobart area from the late morning into the mid afternoon today.

Winds should ease below warning thresholds throughout the state by this 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 for further advice.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.