Thursday: Northwesterly 30/40 knots turning westerly 35/45 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 3/5 metres. Swell: Westerly 4/6 metres, tending southwesterly in the evening. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms with hail. Friday: Westerly 25/35 knots turning south to southwesterly 20/30 knots early in the morning. Seas: 3/4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 4/7 metres. Weather: Isolated thunderstorms with possible hail. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots turning westerly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 4/6 metres, decreasing to 2/4 metres during the afternoon or evening.Issued Thu 10:18 EST
12:00 EST Wild weather is causing massive power disruptions and damage around Tasmania, with 15,000 properties now without electricity.