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Wind and rain increasing for TAS

Rob Sharpe, Thursday April 25, 2013 - 12:32 EST

Anzac Day will be wet and windy in western Tasmania while the east will see patchy rain developing in the afternoon and evening.

A cold front is arriving today bringing gale force winds and heavy showers to the western coast and ranges. Strahan has had a drier than usual April thus far with only 59% of its average rainfall of 117mm. Strahan will join most of the west coast and ranges in gaining 15-30mm today.

Northwesterly winds are increasing this morning up to gale force, before the cold front reaches the west in the middle of the day, bringing a strong westerly change.

As the front moves across the state it will bring patchy rain into the east during the afternoon and evening, putting a dampener on the holiday.

Tomorrow and Saturday will be slightly calmer across the state with a fresh-to-strong westerly flow bringing showers to the west and partly cloudy skies to the east.

On Saturday night another cold front will arrive dropping temperatures into Sunday, but once again the state will see showers in the west and a mix of sun and cloud in the east.

- Weatherzone

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