Central Plateau District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:42 pm EST on Tuesday 11 May 2021.

Weather Situation

A high centred to the south of Tasmania will drift eastwards, allowing a southeasterly stream to tend easterly this evening. Winds will then tend north to northeasterly on Wednesday as the high moves over the Tasman Sea. A cold front will cross the state Thursday afternoon, replaced by a weak ridge in the evening, before another cold front early Friday and an associated low passes to the south. A cold southwesterly flow will persist as an embedded trough crosses early on Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Mostly clear. Light winds.

Wednesday 12 May

Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the north, most likely in the evening. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 5 and minus 1 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 12.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Morning frost. Mostly sunny. Bothwell -3 14
Morning frost. Late shower or two. Cradle Valley -2 8
Morning frost. Sunny. Tarraleah -4 13

Thursday 13 May

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely from the late morning. Snow falling above 700 metres late. Possible hail in the late afternoon and evening. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 13.

Friday 14 May

Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of showers or snow in the west, high (80%) chance elsewhere. Possible hail. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 3 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 4 and 8.

Saturday 15 May

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers or snow in the west, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Possible hail in the morning and afternoon. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h turning southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 3 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 3 and 8.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EST Wednesday.

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