Wild winds set to lash state today
TASMANIANS have been warned to batten down the hatches, with damaging winds predicted to continue lashing the state.
A statewide severe weather warning was activated for today following strong westerly winds of up to 100km/h which hit the South yesterday.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Matthew Thomas said the wild winds were predicted to increase today.
“There is potential for wind gusts of up to 100km/h to hit the state’s South,” he said.
“The wind won’t go away soon either, but might ease overnight before picking up again.”
Mr Thomas said it was not unusual for a string of windy days during November.
SES Tasmania assistant director operations resources Leon Smith said crews were called to a Brighton property yesterday afternoon to assist with a tree that had fallen in high winds.
“When people notice high winds forecast and note the direction different to a northwesterly, it’s worth pointing out that people should take that extra bit of care,” he said.