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Tasmania bracing for more wind and rain


Wild winds are set to continue across Tasmania as another cold front brings rain and snow to the state.

It comes after damaging winds ripped the roof off a Montagu Bay home on Hobart's Eastern Shore and sent it flying onto a neighbour's house last night. Fortunately no one was hurt.

Gusts of 139km/h were recorded on Mount Wellington just after 5pm yesterday and winds of 120km/h in Hobart's CBD shortly afterwards.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Rachel McInerney says it's strongest wind gust experienced in Hobart in more than five years.

"There is a fair amount of wind associated with the cold front. The 120km/h winds in Hobart is the highest gust we've seen in the city in about five to six years."

Emergency crews received multiple calls from residents in danger of losing their roofs while a number of trees have also come down.

Significant rain has fallen in the west and snow is expected down to about 400 metres today.

"Rain has largely fallen into the west, we've had broad falls of 30-60mm in the west, with the top being 75mm at Mt Read."

SES Regional Manager Mark Nelson says the winds will lessen a little this morning, before picking up again this afternoon.

"These winds are regarded as damaging winds. They can cause roofs to come off, damage to tiles and so on. Things will fly around if they're not tied down."