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Brief respite under clear skies for Tasmania

Jacobus Cronje, Saturday January 7, 2017 - 12:03 AEDT

Following a significant rainfall event on Monday and gusty winds at times throughout the week, Tasmania is seeing a fine, warm and relatively calm day.

Many locations across Tasmania received a healthy dose of rain with the passage of a cold front earlier this week.

Campania, which received nearly 60mm of rainfall this week, has already received more than the long-term January average of 35.5mm. Dennes Point picked up just over 20mm, while the 36mm that fell over Hobart constituted more than 80% of the long-term January average of 45mm.

As a high pressure system continues to move eastward, temperatures today should remain in the mid to upper twenties for the central and northern parts, slightly cooler in the south. Some locations like Queenstown, Ouse and Maydena are likely to see temperatures above 30 degrees.

Conditions are unlikely to stay this perfect for very long, as a cold front bringing rain and showers is approaching from the west and should make landfall over the western margins of the island in the evening. Wind speeds ahead of the front are expected to increase, with a Strong Wind Warning having been issued for the Far North West Coast, South East Coast, South West Coast and Central West Coast.

Although tomorrow's temperatures are expected to be quite similar to today's conditions, many locations are likely to see at least 5mm fall over the next 24 hours.

- Weatherzone

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