Wind gusts of up to 100 kilometres an hour have been forecast for parts of Tasmania.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds in the north-east, midlands and east coast regions.
Forecaster David James says an intense low is approaching Tasmania.
"Gusts of 100 kilometres an hour have the capacity to take some tree branches out or bring down power lines and blow loose things around and so we do start to see some impacts when the winds do get that strong," he said.
Oliver breeze from the State Emergency Service says people need to take precautions.
"We're urging all members of the public to take care and do those preparations; batten down the hatches, ensure that all loose items are secured and just prepare for strong north-westerly fronts coming through," he said.
"Just ensure that if they do need the SES, they contact us on the national 132 500 number for any requirements of assistance.
"We have our crews on standby and happy to assist."
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