A taste of warmth to come
TASMANIANS and tourists alike have taken advantage of some rare spring weather ahead of 100km/h winds expected to hit the state today.
Brisbane tourists Ava, 10, and Hugo Taylor, 7, enjoyed the sunshine at Sandy Bay’s Long Beach yesterday, but the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds over parts of western, southern, eastern and inland Tasmania today.
Winds will average 60km/h with gusts to 100km/h possible.
Locations that may be affected include Currie, Oatlands, Swansea, Bicheno, Orford, Strahan, Queenstown, New Norfolk, Bothwell, Hobart, Geeveston and Dover.
Rain is also forecast for Hobart and Launceston today, with snow expected down to 500m on Mt Wellington.
Bureau forecaster David Matthews said Tasmanians could expect some more spring warmth later in the week.
Hobart will reach 20C today and although dropping to 12C tomorrow, it is expected to reach 17C on Wednesday and 20C on Thursday.
“It’s starting to move into more of a spring pattern now with the weather to warm up in between cold fronts,” Mr Matthews said.
On Friday a ridge is coming through with a warm front on the weekend.”
Friday will get to 16C, Saturday 18C and Sunday 15C.