West to northwesterly 25/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots in the morning. Winds shifting southerly 20/30 knots in the morning. Seas: 3/4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 6/7 metres. Weather: The chance of thunderstorms until this evening with possible hail. Outlook Saturday: Southwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the far east early in the morning. Winds turning west to northwesterly 10/15 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 4/6 metres, decreasing to 4 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Sunday: Northwesterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres in the far west during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, tending westerly 2/3 metres during the morning.Issued Fri 05:10 EST
10:04 EST Thousands of Tasmanians remain without power after four days of wild weather, with up to 10,000 properties blacked out and schools in several centres remaining closed today.