WIND and rain lashed the state yesterday, with rainfall totals up to 50 millimetres being recorded between 9am and 4pm.
Launceston recorded 23.6 millimetres before 6pm.
The strongest wind gusts recorded yesterday by the Bureau of Meteorology included: Spring Bay, 143km/h; Cape Grim, 137km/h; Mount Wellington, 128km/h; Mount Read, 126km/h and Scotts Peak, 124km/h.
Gusts of more than 100km/h were also recorded at Maatsuyker Island, Maria Island, Low Rocky Point, Swan Island, Luncheon Hill, Low Head, Tasman Island, Burnie, Devonport and Eddystone Point.
Last night the bureau issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds for the North-West Coast, with peak gusts of 100km/h expected.
A warning for sheep graziers is also expected to continue today, for the King Island, North-West coast, Midlands, central North, upper Derwent Valley, South-East, Furneaux Islands, East Coast and North-East forecast districts.
The bureau has also predicted that Launceston might exceed its above-median rainfall range in about mid-October, based on long-term rain records.
Last year, Launceston's October rain fell within the below-median range.
The bureau has forecast a partly cloudy day in the central North today, with overnight temperatures between one and five degrees and daytime temperatures between 12 and 16 degrees.
Tomorrow, a cloudy day and showers are expected, with overnight temperatures between three and seven degrees, and daytime temperatures between 13 and 16.