Damaging Winds Possible over VIC and Tasmania on Tuesday

A cold front is moving in over the next 24 hours, bringing with it a colder shift over the region.

The combination of a strong upper level wind profile over the region, the thermal gradient being set up as warm dry air is dragged in ahead of the colder southwest push and elevation, will play the greatest role of who is at the higher risks of seeing these strong wind gusts.

At this stage the main threat is for elevated NSW and VIC with damaging winds of up to 100km/h forecast across the region ahead of the rainfall tomorrow.

There is a low end threat of one or two damaging wind gusts along the front as it crosses through Central Victoria (including Melbourne) and West Gippsland as well as western Tasmania.

The winds will generally ease from the west during Tuesday night into Wednesday but may spring up again over NSW on Wednesday with a tight pressure gradient passing through the region.

Showers following the rain in Victoria also carry the potential for an isolated wind gust near 100kmh, mainly about the coast.

Another bout of strong to gale force winds may impact on Thursday, more so over Tasmania.

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