Central Plateau District Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Friday 3 April 2020.

Weather Situation

An approaching cold front directs a northerly flow over the state today. The front will approach the west this evening and cross Tasmania early Saturday morning, bringing a cold, strong and gusty west to southwesterly stream with a complex area of low pressure developing south of Tasmania. The next cold front will cross Tasmania during the day on Sunday as a low moves near the state. A high will build to the south of the Bight during Monday, directing an easing southwesterly stream across Tasmania on Monday and Tuesday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers in the west, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north later this evening. Winds northerly 25 to 35 km/h increasing to 30 to 40 km/h in the late evening.

Saturday 4 April

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers or snow, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the morning and afternoon. Winds northerly 35 to 50 km/h shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h early in the morning then tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 12.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 11:10am to 3:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers easing. Bothwell 9 14
Early storm. Showers or snow. Cradle Valley 5 8
Showers easing. Tarraleah 5 11

Sunday 5 April

Cloudy. Patches of frost in the east in the early morning. Very high (90%) chance of showers or snow. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly 20 to 25 km/h in the morning then tending westerly 25 to 40 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 3 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 3 and 8.

Monday 6 April

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the west, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1100 metres. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h turning southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 5 and 10.

Tuesday 7 April

Partly cloudy. Patches of morning frost. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the west, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 13.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Saturday.

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