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Wind and rain on the way


Enjoy the sunshine while you can, is the message from the Bureau of Meteorology, as two cold fronts approach Tasmania.

Winds in excess of 100km/h are expected in the north, central and eastern parts of Tasmania tomorrow night, while around 40mm of rain is expected to fall in the west.

Forecaster Luke Johnston says a second cold front on Friday will bring snow to high altitude areas.

"Widespread rainfall of 20 to 30mm is expected across the north tomorrow, with 30 to 40mm forecast for the west of the state. Higher rainfall is likely about elevated sites, and much less is forecast for the southeast and east coast."

He says it will make for a cold and wet end to the week.

"A vigorous cold front is crossing Tasmania tomorrow night and will clear to the east early Thursday morning. Gusty west to northwesterly winds and showers, mainly about the west and north, follow on Thursday and Friday, with another cold front crossing the state Friday morning," he said.

The potential for flooding in the coming days is still being assessed.