Friday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots, reaching up to 40 knots until early afternoon. Winds turning southerly 15/25 knots in the late afternoon, easing to 10/15 knots late evening. Seas: 4/5 metres, gradually decreasing to 1.5 metres late in the evening. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres. Saturday: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10/20 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the day but tending variable to 15 knots in the south for a period in the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: South to southwesterly 15/20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning, then north to northwesterly 15/25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore.Issued Fri 10:06 EDT
13:52 EDT A strong cold front has pummeled Tasmania, bringing gusty winds and heavy rain.