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Alex Melitsis, Bureay of Meterology Severe Weather Manager

• Damaging winds of around 100km/h are expected late Friday and early Saturday morning along the west coast (such as Strahan and Rosebery), north coast (such as Devonport and Burnie), and the Bass Strait Islands as a trough crosses Tasmania.

• Winds are expected to decrease by day break on Saturday morning, but will remain steady around the state with the strongest gusts expected to peak at between 70-80km/h in the west and north of Tasmania.

• A Severe Weather Warning may be issued on Friday morning for damaging winds. The warning, if required, will be listed at http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings/

• The west of the state will also see between 25-35mm of rainfall locally and 40-50mm possible in elevated areas, while the north is expected to record around 10-15mm on Friday.

• Rain will continue on Saturday with an additional 25-35mm locally in the west, 40-50mm in elevated areas, and 5-10mm in the north.

• Possible isolated thunderstorms in the west and north and small hail in the west on Friday.

• A ridge on Sunday will ease winds and rain; however, showers and windy conditions are expected to continue into next week.