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Tasmanian bushwalkers warned of snow amid icy snap

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A cold snap headed for Australia’s southern states is expected to bring showers, strong winds and snow today.

A cold snap headed for Australia's southern states is expected to bring showers, strong winds and snow today.

The cold southwesterly flow in the wake of a front is triggering showers in Tasmania and Victoria with snow falling as low as 600m in Tasmania.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued an alert for bushwalkers in Tasmania warning them of hazardous conditions expected to occur in parts of the Western forecast district.

In Victoria, a gale warning is in place for East Gippsland Coast while strong winds are forecast in Port Phillip, Western Port, West Coast, Central Coast and Central Gippsland Coast.

Further north, onshore winds are triggering a few showers over northeast Queensland today as rough seas continue to slam the coast.

Hazardous surf conditions are expected to develop later this evening about the Fraser Island Coast, Sunshine Coast Waters and Gold Coast Waters and persist for Friday and into the weekend.

A high keeping elsewhere dry and settled.

The blood supermoon came out during last night's lunar eclipse with conditions mostly clear around the country giving Australians a clear view of the rare event.

The next lunar eclipse in Australia will occur on November 8, 2022.

Source: 9News

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