The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for potentially damaging northwesterly winds across most of Tasmania on Friday.
A severe warning for abnormally high tides in the state’s South is also likely for Friday, coinciding with a king tide in the evening between 6pm and 7pm.
Tides are anticipated to be up to 10 centimetres higher than the high tide experienced on Wednesday afternoon and remain high for the next few days.
On Thursday light showers were expected in the state’s West, developing in the North during the afternoon.
A significant cold front is predicted to cross the state late Friday, bringing rain and strong winds.
A vigorous northwesterly wind stream develops during Friday ahead of a cold front to cross Tasmania late evening. Abnormally high tides in the southeast are are possible, coinciding with a king tide in the evening. See full warning here: https://t.co/NHL3HY0zFOpic.twitter.com/aMi8wtrd2Z— Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania (@BOM_Tas) August 9, 2018
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Northwesterly winds are expected to increase further from late Friday morning, to peak during the afternoon.
Showers are expected to develop from the West during Friday and extend statewide by the evening.
Snow levels are expected to lower to around 500 metres in the southwest late on Saturday, but increase to above 1000 metres on Sunday.
Winds are predicted to ease over the weekend, however BOM have warned that heavily saturated grounds will heighten the risk of trees falling during or soon after windy conditions.
Weather warnings are updated daily here.
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