Bureau of Meteorology issues severe weather warning for Tasmania

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The elements are again expected be in full force across Tasmania to start the week, with a severe weather warning issued for parts of the state.

The Bureau of Meterology predicted damaging winds for much of Tasmania on Monday morning as a vigorous cold front passes through.

Areas that could be affected include Devonport, St Helens, Swansea, Bicheno, Orford, Strahan, Queenstown, New Norfolk, Bothwell, Hobart, Geeveston and Dover.

According to the bureau, peak gusts may reach 120km per hour in the Central Plateau and areas of Southern Tasmania.

The State Emergency Service advise people to check family and neighbours are aware of warnings, manage pets and livestock, secure outdoor items, and be prepared in case of power outages. 

Motorists are also encouraged to use caution when driving in the conditions.

The bureau has forecast possible snow above 800 metres in the southwest for Monday.