Central Plateau District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EST on Tuesday 19 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A fresh and gusty but weakening southwesterly flow across Tasmania will ease further during the evening as a ridge moves towards the state. The ridge will cross Tasmania early Wednesday and a northwesterly stream will develop ahead of an approaching cold front, which will cross the state late on Thursday, followed by another ridge on Friday. A further cold front will generate a strengthening northwesterly flow on Saturday before barrelling across the state later in the day.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Wednesday 20 September

Cloudy. Patchy fog in the north in the early morning. Areas of morning frost. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the west in the late afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 3 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 13.

Sun protection 10:00am to 2:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Early frost. Cloudy. Bothwell 2 15
Frost. Possible late shower. Cradle Valley 0 8
Early frost. Cloudy. Tarraleah 1 13

Thursday 21 September

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the west, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1300 metres. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 40 km/h early in the morning then turning westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 15.

Friday 22 September

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 1300 metres. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 4 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 13.

Saturday 23 September

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming northerly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then turning northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 14.

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

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