Weather

Tasmania's frontal tackle

Sam Brown, 13 July 2019

Tasmania has copped the full brunt of a series of cold fronts over the last few days, with more to come.

These fronts have brought rain, winds and cold temperatures.

Over the last 24 hours the automatic weather station at Burbury received 45mm of rain (75mm the day before) and the automatic weather station at Howards Plain picked up 36mm (42mm the day before), although most of this fell before 9am today. Warra has recorded 14.8mm since 9am this morning. 

Up to 100mm is forecast over the next few days for western parts, gradually lessening to 5-10mm in far eastern areas.

Winds gusted to 139km/h overnight at Hogan Island and 106km/h at Cape Grim this morning, with widespread strong to gale force winds about.

Winds are expected to remain strong, particularly in the north, west and south, through to at least Tuesday.

Temperatures dropped to near 0 degrees Celsius at Launceston overnight, while Mount Wellington got down to -3.4 near midnight last night and Mount Read dropped to negative 2 this morning.

Another cold front is expected to arrive on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds, while also dropping temperatures. 

Multiple weather warnings are currently in place for TAS including severe weather, sheep grazier warnings, flood warnings, road weather alerts and bushwalking alerts.

You can stay up to date with the latest warnings at: https://www.weatherzone.com.au/warnings.jsp