Friday: West to northwesterly 20/25 knots turning south to southwesterly 15/25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon, then increasing to 1.5/2 metres by early evening. Swell: Westerly 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms about Franklin Sound late in the morning. Possible hail about Franklin Sound late in the morning. Saturday: West to southwesterly 15/20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Westerly about 10 knots increasing to 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres about Banks Strait during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre.Issued Fri 10:07 EST
13:09 EST The Federal Treasurer is touring areas of Tasmania's north-west that were damaged by fierce storms this week.