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AUDIO NEWS RELEASE: Severe weather warning for damaging winds across Tasmania


Senior Meteorologist Alex Melitsis from the Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania discusses:

- Severe weather warning current for damaging winds across all of Tasmania

- Strong northwesterly winds with gusts up to 100 km/h this afternoon

- Strongest winds late afternoon/evening of around 110 km/h in the southern half of the state, possibly in excess of 120 km/h in elevated areas

- Winds are due to a vigorous cold front crossing Tasmania this evening

- Details about weather later in the week including the potential for significant rain during Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Audio is available for download.

This audio is current for Monday, 7 May 2018 at 10.45am.

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Senior forecaster, Alex Melitsis