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Severe Weather Warning for TAS

14 July 2019 18:59 EST

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

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Cancellation Severe Weather Warning
For people in King Island, Furneaux Islands, Western and North West Coast Forecast Districts.

Issued at 6:59 pm Sunday, 14 July 2019.

Weather Situation: Fresh to strong and gusty west to southwesterly winds across the state.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in Tasmania.

The immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

In the last six hours, highest recorded gusts include 126 km/h at Cape Grim, 100 km/h at Cape Sorell, 96 km/h at Maatsuyker Island, 94 km/h at Luncheon Hill, and 93 km/h at Flinders Island.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Supervise children closely.
* Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters.
* 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.


No further warnings will be issued for this event.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.