The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for Saturday, with winds expected to exceed 70 kilometres per hour in parts of the state.
The North Coast is predicted to bare the brunt of the gusts, which could peak at more than 100 kilometres per hour in the afternoon and evening.
Locations which may be affected include Devonport, Burnie, Currie, Smithton, Whitemark and Zeehan.
Senior forecaster Tim Bolden said the winds were part of cold front that was making its way across the state.
“It will be quite a windy situation as these lows pass over Southern Tasmania,” he said.
A Severe Weather Warning has been issued for damaging winds for the northwest, the north coast, and the Bass Strait Islands for tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 15/09/18). See https://t.co/NJfQOYC6sR for details and updates.#Tasmania#Weather#severeweatherwarningpic.twitter.com/wFjjiDi2sg— Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania (@BOM_Tas) September 14, 2018
“Essentially, there has been an area of cold air remain south-west of the state for most of this week and it is finally moving across Tasmania tomorrow.
“We are expecting a couple of low pressure systems to form on this front.”
There is more than wind and rain forecast for Saturday, with snow above 300 metres predicted in the evening.
Mr Bolden said the snow would “retreat fairly rapidly” as the lows moved away from the state on Sunday. For more information, go to bom.gov.au.
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