Conditions forecast to deteriorate in Tasmania
The Bureau of Meteorology is warning that destructive winds are forecast to affect southern Tasmania overnight (Thursday 31 July 2014) and early on Friday (1 August) morning.
Destructive wind gusts of up to 130km/h are forecast for populated areas of southern Tasmania, with stronger gusts across the south coast and in mountainous areas. The worst conditions will occur between midnight tonight, (Thursday) and 8am on Friday morning.
The rest of the State can expect wind gusts of around 110km/h, with the worst conditions in the north this afternoon and in the west tonight.
Winds across the whole state will ease during the day on Friday.
The Flood Warning for the North Esk River at Corra Linn has been upgraded to a Major Flood Warning, with more rain forecast over northeast Tasmania this afternoon as a cold front crosses the state.