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
St Helens 7 day forecast
Today: Partly cloudy. Winds W 35 to 50 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 15 and 20.
Forecast for St Helens (41.3205°S, 148.2493°E, 5m AMSL) Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Summary Minimum 10° 9° 11° 11° 13° 10° 7° Maximum 21° 20° 22° 21° 19° 19° 19° Chance of rain 10% 10% 20% 90% 40% 90% 60% Likely amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 10-20mm < 1mm 5-10mm < 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 30
Wind direction W W WNW NW NW W N NNE WNW WNW WNW WSW W WSW Relative humidity 49% 38% 56% 53% 64% 50% 70% 71% 64% 50% 62% 54% 58% 51% Dew point 4°C 6°C 7°C 10°C 10°C 11°C 11°C 16°C 10°C 8°C 8°C 9°C 6°C 9°C
Sunrise and sunset times
Sunrise / Sunset for St Helens (41.3205°S, 148.2493°E, 5m AMSL) First light Sunrise Sunset Last light Moon rise Moon set Moon phase Last quarter New moon First quarter 4:55am EDT 5:28am EDT 8:25pm EDT 8:58pm EDT 10:13pm EDT 6:33am EDT Waning gibbous Last quarter Dec 08 New moon Dec 15 First quarter Dec 22
- Severe Weather Warning (Damaging Winds) Furneaux Is, U Derwent, S E, East Coast, Cent Plateau, Midlands, Western & N E. Cancel Cent Nth
- Gale Warning Banks St/Franklin Sd, E of Flinders Is, Channel, Cent Plateau Lakes & Lower E, SE & SW coasts. Strong Wind Warning elsewhere
- Sheep Graziers Warning for Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley, South East & East Coast
Temperature in 7 days
0 Wednesday Wednesday 21 1 Thursday Thursday 20 2 Friday Friday 22 3 Saturday Saturday 21 4 Sunday Sunday 19 5 Monday Monday 19 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 0 5 Monday Monday 10 6 Tuesday Tuesday 0 7 Tuesday Tuesday 0