Westerly 25/30 knots turning northwesterly in the late morning. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the late evening. Seas: 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres inshore around midday. Swell: Westerly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore. Outlook Thursday: Northwesterly 35/45 knots turning westerly 25/35 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 3/5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres later in the evening. Swell: Westerly 2/3 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms offshore at night. Possible hail offshore at night. Outlook Friday: Westerly 20/30 knots turning south to southwesterly 15/25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Westerly 2/3 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms offshore in the morning with possible hail.Issued Wed 05:00 EST
20:05 EST Homes have been inundated by flash flooding in northern Tasmania just hours after the north-west was pounded by severe winds that left a trail of destruction and caused widespread power cuts.