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BOM: Severe Weather Warning Issued

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for Damaging Winds for areas including King Island.

Damaging wind gusts expected throughout the state during today.

Weather Situation: A deep low pressure system over the Southern Ocean to the west of Tasmania will move rapidly east-southeastwards today, passing by to the south of the state. An associated cold front will move across Tasmania during today.
Strong northwesterly winds averaging 50 to 60 km/h with DAMAGING WIND GUSTS around 110 km/h have developed throughout the state.
DAMAGING WINDS averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts around 100 km/h are also persisting about King Island, extending eastwards to the northeast coast and the Furneaux Islands during this afternoon.

For more information visit: Bureau of Meteorology – Tasmania Severe Weather Warning 1 (