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Power restored on Coast

The North West has power back on after 359 properties in the region still blacked out Wednesday morning, the majority in Ulverstone and West Ulverstone, were brought back on line at around midday, according to the TasNetworks website.

Last night the Coast had thousands without electricity caused by savage weather.

On Tuesday afternoon in East Devonport, as winds gusted at around 100 kilometres per hour, a flying roof which ripped off a unit brought down a power pole that smashed onto a neighbouring house in David Street, as you can see in the above photo from Tasmania Police.

Spare a thought for competitors out in the elements in the World Fly Fishing Championships which casted off in the Central Highlands this week.

The summer snow dusted the peak of Hobart's Mount Wellington Wednesday morning as Tasmania braces for several days of rain, cold temperatures and high winds.

Snow is expected to fall to as low as 600 metres in the state's centre and west on Wednesday.

Meteorologist Luke Johnston says this weather pattern is not that unusual.

"You class it still as a likely weather pattern for spring, it's not impossible to get it last thing into summer and I wouldn't be surprised if it was (also) in another week's time."