High Wind Alert in effect today

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    A Yellow Level High Wind Alert remains in effect until 8pm today.

    The TTMS says windy conditions are expected, with the high potential (70% chance) for gusts in excess of 55km/h in the event of a heavy shower/thunderstorm.

    It warns that such wind gusts may be brief but capable of displacing poorly secured roofs, loose outdoor objects as well as breaking off tree branches.

    Wind waves can, occasionally, reach up to 2.5m in open waters and may become choppy in sheltered areas.

    Persons are advised to secure loose outdoor objects and livestock.

    Marine interests should also exercise caution during this period.

    Beachgoers should follow the instructions of lifeguards.