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Warm and windy in Tasmania

Guy Dixon, Saturday October 19, 2013 - 15:05 EDT

Hobart’s forecast of 26 degrees was reached this afternoon thanks to a trough directing a warm air mass across Bass Strait.

Brisk northwesterly winds were sweeping across Bass Strait and over Tasmania bringing relatively warm temperatures to the state. Wind gusts of up to 80km/h were blowing in Hobart today, while gusts reached a maximum of 125km/h at Mt Wellington. The mercury had been rising all day and finally reached the forecast temperature of 26 degrees at about 2pm this afternoon.

Winds will ease over night before a front brings a cool change to Hobart at around midday on Sunday. As a result of this front, winds will swing to a southerly direction and ease.

The forecast for Sunday will see an 8 degree drop in temperature, with showers increasing throughout the state. Similar conditions are expected throughout the working week with temperatures only expected to reach 15 degrees on Tuesday with showers possible out to Wednesday.

- Weatherzone

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