• A Severe Weather Warning is current for northern Tasmania and the Bass Strait Islands for damaging winds expected from this evening into early Friday morning.
• Strong northwesterly winds averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts around 100 km/h are possible – isolated thunderstorms may briefly bring gusts in excess of 100 km/h.
• A Flood Watch has been issued for the north, north west, and north east catchments as river rises are expected at some locations due to significant rainfall and thunderstorms. Minor flooding is likely Thursday night into Friday.
• Widespread two-day rainfall totals of 20-40 mm are forecast, with up to 60 mm possible in elevated areas including the Western Tiers and north east highlands.
• Snow falls possibly above 700 metres later Friday before rising again on Saturday.
• Maximum temperatures in most areas of the state are expected to reach around two degrees cooler than the June average over the weekend.
• Tasmania is expected to see poor weather across parts of the east and southeast, including Hobart, on Sunday and Monday with overcast skies, frequent showers and small hail possible.
• A Gale Warning, Strong Wind Warning, Small Craft Alert and Sheep Graziers are current. All warnings, including locations, are available at: http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings/
What’s the difference between a flood watch and a flood warning? Find out at http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml