Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Cancellation Severe Weather Warning
For people in South East and East Coast Forecast Districts.
Issued at 7:23 pm Saturday, 15 September 2018.
DAMAGING WINDS ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED OVER THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST COASTS OF TASMANIA.
Weather Situation: A low pressure system just off the southeast coast of Tasmania will continue to move away to the east, allowing west to southwesterly winds to moderate.
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 6 hours the strongest gusts reported were 146km/h Mt Wellington, 120km/h Cape Bruny, 119km/h Cape Grim and Hartz Mountains, 111km/h Low Rocky Point, 109km/h Scotts Peak and Tasman 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 659 216. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.