Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 12:13 pm Tuesday, 13 February 2018.

Weather Situation: A squally cold front crosses Tasmania Wednesday morning followed by a strong westerly airstream.
DAMAGING WEST TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h, are possible in parts of the northern and western halves of Tasmania during Wednesday.

The strongest gusts are expected during the morning as a squally cold front crosses the state. Thunderstorms embedded in the front may bring brief, isolated gusts in excess of 110km/h to parts of the north.
Winds ease a little after the front, however a strong and gusty westerly airstream will prevail for much of the day.
Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, Launceston, St Helens, Strahan and Queenstown.

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.
* Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving.
* Listen to the ABC radio or check for further advice.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.