North to northwesterly 15/20 knots shifting south to southwesterly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southerly 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore. Outlook Saturday: Southerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 15/20 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1/1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1.5/2 metres around midday. Outlook Sunday: Northwest to northeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly 1/2 metres.Issued Fri 04:10 EDT
09:29 EDT A truck driver has had a lucky escape when a tree fell and hit his windscreen as he was driving on the Bass Highway in Tasmania's north.