Tasmanians are being warned to expect severe winds and wild weather well into the week and the weekend as a low forms on the east coast.
The Bureau of Meteorology has now issued a severe weather warning with the expectation of winds exceeding 90km/h across Launceston, up the Tamar, across the North-East and about the Furneaux Islands.
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As late as yesterday the Bureau expected rains to hang around across the state for a few days, though they are now predicted to ease as early this evening.
While the north and west are set to receive respite from the rain, the east and south are expected to cop it as a southeasterly wind shifts the precipitation paradigm.
And a big wet could hang around, with those showers predicted to stick about until Sunday bringing a possible 20 to 70 millimetre rainfall.
BoM meteorologist Luke Johnston said the exact location of the worst rainfall was unpredictable because of the east coast low but vigilance was necessary because of the extreme conditions.
"[The low} is going to remain near stationary for a couple of days before moving away to the east on Wednesday," he said.
"The strong winds and the heaviest rainfall are very much dependent on where this low pressure system forms and remains."
Mr Johnston said the rainfall could exacerbate existing flood watch areas with the most rain prone areas likely to be in the North-East.
"The heaviest falls are expected in the North-East, north of about Swansea. It's also possible [we'll see] heavier falls at exposed and elevated location such as Gray on the east coast," he said.
"A flood watch is still current for recent rainfall into the North Esk."
"The flood watch is set to be extending to include East and North-East catchments as the flood risk moves eastwards."
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