A severe weather warning has been issued for much of the state as a strong and windy front crosses western and northern Tasmania today. LATEST WARNINGS >>
A severe weather warning has been issued for much of the state as a strong and windy front crosses western and northern Tasmania later in the day.
A cold front is expected to strike across the Bight in western Tasmania this afternoon, according to the Bureau of Meteorology, before crossing the state in the evening and overnight.
The BOM expects it to be accompanied by persistent high winds and gusty rain and thunderstorms.
Forecasters said damaging winds averaging 60 to 70 km/h with gusts around 100 km/h are likely from mid-afternoon in western and far northwestern Tasmania before spreading over northern parts of Tasmania in the evening. move the state.
“Damaging wind gusts are most likely with rain or thunderstorms,” a BOM statement said.
“Hazardous wind risk is expected to abate in northeastern Tasmania late in the evening and then clear the state in the early morning, leaving a moderately windy westerly flow over Tasmania on Monday.”
“Locations that may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, Smithton, Launceston, Scottsdale, Strahan and Queenstown.”