Wednesday: Northwesterly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore by early evening. Swell: Westerly 2/3 metres, increasing to 2.5/4 metres in the west. Thursday: Northwesterly 30/40 knots turning westerly 30/45 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 3/5 metres. Swell: Westerly 3/5 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms in the west during the evening, extending throughout at night. Possible hail in the west during the evening, extending throughout at night. Outlook Friday: West to northwesterly 30/40 knots turning southwesterly 25/30 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 3/4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres around midday. Swell: Westerly 3/5 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms until evening with possible hail and gusty winds. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 20/30 knots easing to 15/20 knots during the early morning and to 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Westerly 3/5 metres, decreasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon or evening.Issued Wed 16:51 EST
17:33 EST A blast of wintry weather with strong winds and heavy rain has hit Tasmania with tremendous force.