Conditions ease, but snow falls


Strong winds and rain which have battered parts of Tasmania over the last couple of days, are expected to ease today.

A severe weather warning for damaging winds has been cancelled, but while it might still be a little breezy, the Weather Bureau says winds will ease off by later today.

The two cold fronts brought around 80mm of rain across the state's Southeast and 60mm to the West.

Meanwhile, Tasmanians have woken to a winter wonderland across parts of the state.

Snow fell to around 400 metres overnight. Many Hobartians took to social media this morning, posting photos of Mount Wellington covered in a thick dumping of snow, while the Great Lake Hotel in the Central Highlands also received a decent fall.

The Bureau says the snow level will rise to around 800 metres by this afternoon.

It comes as coastal areas of New South Wales and northern Victoria are being lashed by strong winds and powerful surf.

A cold front is moving across the country's south east and there are severe weather warnings in place in those areas.