Rain expected to hit Tassie Wednesday evening, continuing into weekend

After an unseasonably dry year and the second-warmest October in more than a century, the state is finally expected to to see some rain this week.
After an unseasonably dry year and the second-warmest October in more than a century, the state is finally expected to to see some rain this week.

Get your brollies ready. 

After an unseasonably dry year and the second-warmest October in more than a century, the state is finally expected to to see some rain this week. 

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting rainfall across most of Tasmania starting Wednesday evening, with between 25 and 50 millimetres expected in the central north and midlands on Thursday.

Rain and possible storms are expected to develop around the southwest Wednesday morning, before extending east across most of the state bringing some cool and gusty winds.

For Launceston, there is an 80 per cent chance of rain predicted for Wednesday, with a minimum temperature of 11 degrees. 

Meteorologist Michael Laczko said the good chance of rain should come as a welcomed relief. 

“We are predicting moderate amounts of rainfall at the moment,” he said.

“It will certainly be the most rainfall we have seen across most of the state in some time.

“It has definitely been a very dry year, especially across the eastern half of Tasmania.”