Central Plateau District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Friday 6 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A fresh to strong and gusty west to southwesterly flow over Tasmania will gradually ease during Saturday as a high begins to approach from the northwest. The high will pass to the north of Tasmania on Sunday, extending a ridge over the state, before moving eastwards into the Tasman Sea by Sunday evening. Warm northerly winds will be directed over Tasmania on Monday, before a trough crosses the state in the evening, bringing a cooler westerly flow. A weak front is expected to cross early Tuesday and weaken to a trough about the north, while a ridge extending from the Bight moves over southern Tasmania.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 1100 metres. Winds westerly 35 to 50 km/h decreasing to 30 to 40 km/h in the late evening.

Saturday 7 December

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers in the west, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1200 metres early. Winds west to southwesterly 35 to 55 km/h becoming southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 14.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 8:50am to 5:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Shower or two. Becoming windy. Bothwell 5 15
Showers. Becoming windy. Cradle Valley 2 9
Showers. Tarraleah 3 12

Sunday 8 December

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower in the west in the early morning. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 22.

Monday 9 December

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of light showers. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning westerly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 25.

Tuesday 10 December

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 20.

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

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