Central Plateau District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Thursday 28 October 2021.

Weather Situation

A cold front approaching western Tasmania this morning will weaken as it crosses the state today, while a trough extends over Tasmania from the mainland. A low will deepen over western Victoria tonight as winds tend easterly over Tasmania. The deepening low is expected to pass close by northeast Tasmania on Friday morning bringing strong and gusty winds, then quickly move away to the southeast on Friday night and shifting winds southwesterly. Southwesterly winds will slowly ease during Saturday and tend more westerly as a high moves to the northwest of the state. Winds then tend west to northwesterly on Sunday as the high moves north of Tasmania.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely during this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and early evening. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 16 and 20.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:30am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers increasing. Bothwell 20
Showers increasing. Cradle Valley 17
Showers increasing. Tarraleah 19

Friday 29 October

Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain. Snow falling above 700 metres late. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h shifting southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the late morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 5 and 10.

Saturday 30 October

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon with possible hail. Snow falling above 700 metres early then rising. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 3 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 5 and 11.

Sunday 31 October

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the west, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1300 metres. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 14.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EDT Thursday.

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