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Spring snow and wind forecast


There'll be some spring snow down to almost sea level around southern Tasmania on Friday. 

It's the silver lining in what's expected to be another day of potentially damaging winds.

kunyani/Mt Wellington recorded a 172 kilometre-an-hour gust at 6:20 on Thursday morning.  

A severe weather warning remains current after a cold front brought damaging west to northwesterlies to much of the south.

A motorcyclist avoided serious injury after being blown off his bike on the Bowen Bridge, while trees were brought down at multiple locations. 

The winds have cut power to more than 500 premises in the Huon, far south as well as Swansea and Campania; Tasnetworks is yet to issue a timeline for restoration. 

A large outage has also hit around 700 homes and businesses in the north, with Bracknell and Longford among the affected locations. 

The Weather Bureau's Michael Laczko says residents should secure loose items and pay heed to any emergency directions. 

"Thursday afternoon and evening things should ease back a bit, but that will be brief; winds will pick up once again on Friday with very windy conditions across most of Tasmania, and another severe weather warning is expected to issue on Thursday morning," he said. 

"By early Friday morning the snow level is dropping down to about 800 metres, and then during the day on Friday it's dropping down even lower, as low as 100 metres on Friday evening and Friday night."