Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in King Island, Furneaux Islands, North East and parts of Western, East Coast, North West Coast and Central North Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:28 am Tuesday, 7 August 2018.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ABOUT THE NORTH AND WEST COASTS AND PARTS OF THE EAST DURING WEDNESDAY MORNING

Weather Situation: A strong northwesterly airstream develops ahead of a vigorous cold front, crossing early Wednesday morning.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h, are possible about the north and west Tasmania coasts, and parts of the northeast, from around midnight tonight till before sunrise Wednesday morning.

DAMAGING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS are then expected to develop about the central east coast during Wednesday morning, clearing around midday.

Note that saturated soils in north and west Tasmania may make trees more susceptible to falling in strong winds.

Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, Whitemark, Swansea, Bicheno and Strahan.

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.