Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Severe Weather Warning
for Damaging Winds
for Furneaux Islands, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, East Coast, Central Plateau, Midlands and parts of Western and North East Forecast Districts.
Issued at 10:47 am Wednesday, 2 December 2020.
DAMAGING WESTERLY WINDS WEDNESDAY
A deep low passing south of Tasmania this morning is bringing strong, gusty westerly winds across the state. The winds will gradually ease during the afternoon as the low moves away.
DAMAGING WINDS for the following areas:
Furneaux Islands, Western, Upper Derwent Valley, South East, North East, East Coast, Central Plateau and Midlands
DAMAGING WESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of up to 100 km/h, are possible across southern and central Tasmania, as well as parts of the east and the Furneaux Islands, during Wednesday. Stronger gusts in excess of 110 km/h are possible across high terrain and exposed coastal locations.
Damaging winds will gradually ease during the day, with the damaging winds mostly contracting to the Central Plateau and the far south of Tasmania by mid afternoon.
Locations which may be affected include Swansea, New Norfolk, Bothwell, Hobart, Geeveston and Dover.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Central North district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
Maximum gusts recorded in the past 12 hours include:
161 km/h at Maatsuyker Island
141 km/h at kunanyi/Mt Wellington
113 km/h at Cape Bruny
98 km/h at Warra
96 km/h at Hobart
89 km/h at Maria Island
Cancellation for the following areas:
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 AEDT Wednesday.
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.
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7 day forecast
Launceston 7 day forecast
Today: Mostly sunny. Winds W 30 to 45 km/h tending W/NW 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 16 and 19.
Forecast for Launceston (41.4403°S, 147.1394°E, 13m AMSL) Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Summary Minimum 9° 7° 11° 9° 12° 9° 6° Maximum 20° 19° 22° 21° 17° 18° 19° Chance of rain 5% 30% 50% 90% 60% 80% 10% Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 10-20mm 1-5mm 1-5mm < 1mm UV index Very High Very High Very High Very High - - - Frost risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm Wind speed 24
Wind direction WNW W NW NW NW W NNE N NW WNW WNW WSW W W Relative humidity 49% 35% 63% 55% 71% 40% 73% 63% 70% 53% 64% 55% 64% 43% Dew point 3°C 3°C 7°C 9°C 11°C 7°C 9°C 13°C 9°C 6°C 7°C 8°C 5°C 5°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for Launceston (41.4403°S, 147.1394°E, 13m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter 4:59am EDT 5:32am EDT 8:30pm EDT 9:03pm EDT 10:18pm EDT 6:38am EDT Waning gibbous Last quarter Dec 08 New moon Dec 15 First quarter Dec 22
Temperature in 7 days
0 Wednesday Wednesday 20 1 Thursday Thursday 19 2 Friday Friday 22 3 Saturday Saturday 21 4 Sunday Sunday 17 5 Monday Monday 18 6 Tuesday Tuesday 19 7 Tuesday Tuesday 19
Rain in 7 days
0 Wednesday Wednesday 0 1 Thursday Thursday 0 2 Friday Friday 0 3 Saturday Saturday 20 4 Sunday Sunday 5 5 Monday Monday 5 6 Tuesday Tuesday 0 7 Tuesday Tuesday 0