Central Plateau District Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Thursday 17 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system about eastern Bass Strait will move away over the Tasman Sea this evening, as a broad ridge of high pressure extends over Tasmania. Northwesterly winds are expected to strengthen on Friday ahead of a cold front that will cross the state during the afternoon and evening, with a cooler, strong westerly flow to follow for Saturday and Sunday as a high builds over the Bight. The high will slowly approach the Tasmania during Monday.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the east, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Friday 18 October

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers or snow, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south at night. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 40 km/h early in the morning then turning westerly 30 to 40 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 4 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 13.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:50am to 4:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers developing. Bothwell 2 17
Showers or snow. Cradle Valley 2 9
Showers developing. Tarraleah 2 13

Saturday 19 October

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers or snow, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Possible hail in the morning and afternoon. Winds westerly 30 to 45 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 3 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 3 and 9.

Sunday 20 October

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers in the west, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1100 metres. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 11.

Monday 21 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the west, most likely in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17.

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

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