Bureau warns of wild weather overnight

Heavy rain and gusty winds are expected to lash Tasmania’s north on Wednesday evening, the Bureau of Meteorology warns.

It predicts rain will develop in the west of the state this afternoon as a cold front crosses before increasing and extending statewide by the evening.

The highest falls are expected in the north overnight on Wednesday, which will see 15 to 25mm in most of the north and 30 to 40mm before the rain clears early Thursday morning.

A road weather alert has been issued for the North-West Coast, Central North, North East, and Western and Central Plateau districts for reduced visibility and dangerous road conditions.

Gusty winds are expected across Tasmania on Thursday, with strong winds up to 80 to 90km/h possible in the north and south of the state, easing later in the evening.

Warnings are updated at www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings/