Tuesday: Westerly 20/30 knots. Seas: 2/2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5/3 metres, increasing to 4 metres offshore. Wednesday: Westerly 20/30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots during the afternoon and evening. Winds turning southwesterly 25/30 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 3/5 metres. Outlook Thursday: Southwesterly 25/30 knots decreasing to 15/25 knots early in the morning then tending southerly 10/15 knots in the evening. Seas: 2.5/4 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 5/7 metres. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 4/6 metres.Issued Tue 22:00 WST
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.