Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS
For people in King Island, Furneaux Islands and parts of North East, North West Coast and Central North Forecast Districts.
Issued at 10:16 am Sunday, 26 May 2019.
DAMAGING WINDS POSSIBLE FOR NORTHERN TASMANIA ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING, THEN AGAIN FOR KING ISLAND ON MONDAY MORNING.
A strong cold front will cross Tasmania during Sunday afternoon and evening, increasing wind speeds ahead of it. A low pressure system will then move to the south of Tasmania on Monday morning and develop southwesterly winds over King Island.
DAMAGING WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 100 km/h are possible about parts of the north coast and the Bass Strait Islands this afternoon and evening.
DAMAGING SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 100 to 110 km/h are possible about King Island again during Monday morning.
Winds are expected to ease below the warning threshold from the west during the late evening as the front clears to the east. Winds will then increase again early Monday morning over King Island before easing to below warning threshold in the early afternoon.
Locations which may be affected include Currie, Smithton, George Town, Whitemark and Bridport.
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.
The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Sunday.
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.
Longford (41.5958°S, 147.1218°E, 136m AMSL) Longford,TAS set as my default location ›
7 day forecast
Today: Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of showers, most likely from late this morning. Winds NW 35 to 55 km/h tending W/NW 25 to 40 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 11.
Forecast for Longford (41.5958°S, 147.1218°E, 136m AMSL) Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Summary Minimum 4° 2° 3° 1° 0° 2° 2° Maximum 11° 11° 11° 10° 11° 15° 14° Chance of rain 90% 40% 50% 10% 5% 5% 5% Likely amount 5-10mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm UV index Low Low Low Low - - - Frost risk Slight Moderate Moderate High High Moderate Moderate 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 24
Wind direction NNW NNW NW WSW NW NW NW SW SSW SW S SSW SE WNW Relative humidity 80% 80% 85% 54% 77% 66% 82% 52% 77% 57% 84% 64% 83% 67% Dew point 4°C 7°C 2°C 2°C 4°C 4°C 1°C 0°C 1°C 2°C 5°C 8°C 4°C 8°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Longford (41.5958°S, 147.1218°E, 136m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter Full moon 6:52am EST 7:23am EST 4:53pm EST 5:24pm EST 11:34pm EST 12:59pm EST Waning gibbous Last quarter May 27 New moon Jun 03 First quarter Jun 10 Full moon Jun 17
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Temperature for next 7 days
Temperature in 7 days Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 11 11 11 10 11 15 14
Rain for next 7 days
Rain in 7 days Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 10 0 0 0 0 0 0