Central Plateau District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EST on Monday 15 August 2022.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system lies near the northeast of Tasmania today, and will move away to the southeast during Tuesday. A ridge of high pressure will approach from the west later on Tuesday then cross Tasmania during Wednesday morning. A northwesterly airstream will develop during Wednesday afternoon ahead of an approaching cold front that is expected to cross during Thursday. A weak ridge of high pressure should move over Tasmania on Friday followed by trough at night.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, becoming less likely later this evening. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southwesterly in the evening.

Tuesday 16 August

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 1300 metres. Winds southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 6 and 11.

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

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Bothwell 3 12
Showers. Cradle Valley 3 8
Showers. Tarraleah 3 10

Wednesday 17 August

Partly cloudy. Areas of frost and the chance of fog in the morning. Very high (90%) chance of rain, most likely in the late afternoon and evening. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming northerly 30 to 45 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 3 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 12.

Thursday 18 August

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. Winds north to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 12.

Friday 19 August

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, with possible hail in the afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 600 metres. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending westerly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 3 and 8.

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

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