Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 10:09 am Wednesday, 9 June 2021.

DAMAGING SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS ACROSS NORTHEASTERN TASMANIA DURING WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

Weather Situation:
A low pressure centre is expected to develop to the northeast of Tasmania during Wednesday, generating a strong southeasterly airstream over northeastern Tasmania during Wednesday and Thursday.

DAMAGING SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts around 90 km/h, are expected to develop during Wednesday afternoon across the North East and Furneaux Islands, as well as parts of the Central North, East Coast and Central Plateau. Stronger gusts of around 110 km/h are possible across the Furneaux Islands and high terrain.

The damaging winds are expected to ease during Thursday.

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

Gusts over 80km/h have already been observed at Eddystone Point/larapuna

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.