Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Cancellation Severe Weather Warning
For people in Upper Derwent Valley, South East, North East, East Coast and Midlands Forecast Districts.
Issued at 6:48 am Thursday, 12 September 2019.
DAMAGING WINDS ARE NO LONGER OCCURRING IN TASMANIA
Weather Situation: Strong and gusty northwesterly winds have eased slightly, ahead of a cold front to cross Tasmania during the morning.
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 Hobart reported 113km/h, Hobart Airport 106km/h and Bruny Island 104 km/h. Hartz Mountains, Mt Wellington, Scotts Peak and Maatsuyker Island have all reported gusts in excess of 113km/h, with the highest being Mt Wellington 154km/h.
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.