Winds easing over TAS

Kim Westcott, 28 April 2019

It has been a cold and windy few days across the Apple Isle, but some settled weather is on its way.

On Saturday, wind gusts reached over 100km/h at Maatsuyker Island, Scotts Peak Dam, Haartz Mountain and Mount Wellington. In fact, winds have reached 133km/h or more at Maatsuyker Island for the past four days.

Although it was not just Tasmania's usual wind magnets that copped a blast. Hobart Airport recorded a gust of 95km/h on Saturday, and in the city, a 98km/h gust was registered on Sunday morning.

Now that the cold fronts that brought this burst of wind have moved away, things will become more settled under a high pressure system for the next few days.

While a few showers may linger, temperatures will be on the increase, reaching the low 20's by Tuesday in Hobart.

The next system could linger to the west of Tasmania for a few days, before finally approaching on Thursday and Friday, with further wet and windy conditions likely to redevelop across the state in time for the weekend.