Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:59 am Tuesday, 11 June 2024.
Damaging wind gusts remain possible over western, northern and northeastern districts until this evening.

Weather Situation: The cold front which brought sustained gales and damaging wind gusts to parts of northern and western Tasmania overnight is currently situated over the northeast, with a general progression towards the east today. Damaging wind gusts remain possible in showers and thunderstorms in the wake of this front, with an easing trend later into the afternoon and evening.

West to northwesterly DAMAGING WIND GUSTS of around 100 km/h remain possible over western, northern and some eastern districts, including the Furneaux Islands and King Island.
Damaging wind gusts are forecast to ease below warning thresholds from the west during afternoon and throughout the State by this evening.

Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, St Helens, Strahan, Geeveston and Dover.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Midlands district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

67 km/h sustained winds were recorded at Burnie Port around 9:00 am.
65 km/h sustained winds were recorded at Devonport around 7:38 am.
A 128 km/h wind gust was recorded at Scotts Peak Dam at 7:30 am.

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.