Powerful winds that blew off roofs in Hobart on Monday night may have slightly subsided, by damaging winds are set to continue across much of the state.
The wind was set to bring with it a cold front from Thursday and expected to continue over the weekend, alongside rainfall.
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As a result, the Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning for parts of the East Coast, with the worst expected to hit St Helens and Swansea.
BoM meteorologist Luke Johnston said wind speeds would reach as high as 100km/h, but would average about 60 to 70 km/h.
Mr Johnston said the winds were slightly different than from earlier in the week, with the coming from a west and north-westerly direction.
"The strongest winds in the north east will occur during the morning, but persist into the early afternoon. One thing to note about the winds is they'll be from a different direction from the damaging winds on Tuesday," he said.
"For the north east we'll see the damaging winds pick up and peak during the morning and afternoon, so likely there will be a lot of power outages and things like that, perhaps some trees down about the north east as well."
Mr Johnston said once the more severe winds had subsided, stronger wind would continue to batter much of the state.
The winds were being generated by a cold front encroaching on Tasmania that would bring about a return of wintry weather.
"Showers will develop from the West that will extend to most districts during the course of the day," Mr Johnston said.
"It's looking like around 40 to 60mm of rain is expected in the West as that front crosses ... [as well as] light falls across the north and north east and heavier falls about the Western ranges with 50 to 60mm possible."
The BoM would remain en garde ready to release a flood watch if necessary.
The cold was expected to continue into the weekend with another front looming down on Tasmania. Mr Johnston said the second cold front would bring a "very cold" change which could see snow falls as low as 500 metres into Sunday.
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