The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a road weather alert for parts of Northern Tasmania for Friday morning.
The bureau is predicting snow covered roads above 300 metres throughout Friday will make driving conditions dangerous in parts of the North West Coast, Central North, North East, Western, Central Plateau, Midlands, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts.
It also issued a Bush Walkers Weather Alert for the Western and Central Plateau forecast district as the predicted snowfall could create hazardous conditions.
Bush walkers are advised that snow as low as 300 metres is expected during Friday. These hazardous conditions are expected to occur in the Central Plateau forecast district and parts of the Western forecast district.
The Bureau of Metereology has cancelled a severe weather warning for abnormally high tides in Tasmania’s South East and East Coast, which was issued on Thursday afternoon.
The bureau issued the warning as a low pressure system and gusty westerly winds moved across the state, with the potential to cause sea water flooding of low lying areas on Thursday afternoon.
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Tides in Hobart were expected to peak at 40cm above the predicted highest tide height, also known as the astronomical tide height, due to the low pressure and sea level anomaly in southern Tasmanian waters.
Earlier in the afternoon, police advised minor flooding in the Huon River had closed off the Esplanade between Flood Road and Main Road in Huonville.
It was reopened a couple of hours later and will be kept under observation.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- Supervise children closely;
- Check that family and neighbours are aware of warnings;
- Manage pets and livestock;
- Do not walk, ride or drive through flood waters;
- Be prepared in case of power outages;
- Listen to the ABC radio or check www.ses.tas.gov.au for further advice; and
- For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.
For the most recent warnings go to the bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 216.