Powerful winter storm moving through the Tasman Sea is expected to bring winds as high as 150 km/h on Tuesday and Wednesday [@WindyForecast]

Tasmania is bracing for damaging winds, heavy rain, snow and flooding as two storms are set to push through the island state today and tomorrow.

In an alert issued just before noon local time on Tuesday, the State Emergency Service (SES) said that conditions would deteriorate later in the day and through Wednesday.

One storm in the southern end of the Tasman Sea will usher in two separate but very strong cold fronts.

The first front began moving through Tasmania on Tuesday evening, with winds of up to 75 kilometres per hour. Higher elevations across the island were picking up

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