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Windy conditions forecast for the North West

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Communities across Tasmania's North West are being urged to prepare for more wild winds to cross the region.

The State Emergency Service is working closely with the Bureau of Meteorology to monitor and prepare for the forecast conditions.

Windy conditions are forecast from this Monday for areas like Waratah, Arthur River and Zeehan.

Crews are concerned that trees have been weakened by strong winds from last weekend and may fall in gusty conditions.

SES Regional Manager North-West Colin Smith has advised locals to be proactive.

"People in the North-West should be proactive and prepare their properties which includes tying down loose items such as outdoor furniture and play equipment," Mr Smith said.

Inspector Shane Le Fevre has warned motorists to be alert for potential hazards like fallen trees and to delay non essential travel where possible during periods of high winds.

"We’re asking drivers to please be patient and prepare for potential traffic delays if emergency services and other agencies such as Tas Networks are responding to fallen trees and other potential hazards.”

If high winds hit the region, residents are asked to:

  • Drive to the conditions – if you don’t need to drive, preferably stay indoors

  • Secure outdoor items including furniture and play equipment (i.e. trampolines are a frequent issue in high winds) 

  • Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings 

  • Be prepared in case of power outages 

  • Beware of damaged trees and power lines and take care when driving

For flood and storm emergency assistance, contact the SES on 132 500.

In an emergency, please dial Triple Zero (000).